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HowTo Remove a List of Files

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Here is a quick tip on how to remove a list of files. Let’s say you have the list of files inside a file called files_to_remove. Usually I would do something like this:

LIST=\`cat files_to_remove\`

and then

ls -al $LIST

just to check what is in the list and if it looks good.

And finally:

rm -vf $LIST