Solved: ‘/bin/rm: Argument list too long’ error

I faced this issue while I was removing huge list of files from a folder using
sudo rm -rf /folder/some-filename-2017*

Take a count of file in the folder:
ls techlogs/ | wc -l

Upon googling found following command, that fixed my issue.

cd /folder
sudo find . -name 'some-filename-2017*'
Above command will list all files start with “some-filename-2017”

sudo find . -name 'some-filename-2017*'| xargs rm 
Above command will delete all files start with “some-filename-2017”


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