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Script to delete huge sparsebundle images
Authored by: wallybear on Jul 20, '12 02:27:12PM
I had to delete a big TimeCapsule sparsebundle two days ago only to find that Finder wasn't able to delete it; as it was taking forever, I stopped it, launched Terminal and with a simple

rm -rf /Volumes/MyTimeCapsule/myMac.sparsebundle
I got rid of it in a couple of minutes. No need to use wildcards (this would give 'Argument list too long' errors), scripts or find/xargs.

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Script to delete huge sparsebundle images
Authored by: Sven G on Jul 21, '12 03:31:15AM

Exactly! A simple "rm -rf" has always worked for me, too (while the Finder sometimes might work, sometimes not; anyway, certainly a piece of software that should be improved, the Finder: it still isn't completely reliable, after so many years)...

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