How to delete long path names with bash shell script?
June 2, 2008 10:07 PM Subscribe
BASHFilter! I've got a simple bash script that I've written to clean out a frequently used NAS. I run it every 30 days, it sets proper permissions, removes extraneous files and directories, but it frequently hangs on paths longer than 255 characters.
I'm no bash ninja, so I've been beating my head against a wall trying to figure out how to check path length of directories, and then prompt for either renaming to shorten them, or prompt for deletion. Help me Metafilter!