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AIX - "parameter list is too long" Issue

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I have the following Issue

root> ls -l ./*/*.html
ksh: /usr/bin/ls: 0403-027 The parameter list is too long.

Without changing the ARG_MAX, How do I list all the .html files and delete them
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Question by:sriveena2010
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List:

find /start/dir -type f -name "*.html" -ls

Delete:

find /start/dir -type f -name "*.html" | xargs rm

Replace /start/dir with the path to the directory where you want to start the search.
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Or just with the find command (should handle more oddly named files, spaces, etc)
find /start/dir -type f -name "*.html" -exec rm "{}" \;

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Once more a very simple question and two simple (equivalent) answers.
The solutions given in
https:#a39188304  and
https:#a39189312
are both correct and verifiable just by consulting the "man" pages,
so points should be split.

wmp
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