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Poster: Alexander C. Nwala Date: Aug 13, 2021 9:24am
Forum: forums Subject: Help deleting all files from news_sm item

Hello,

I'd like to delete all the files from the news_sm item: https://archive.org/download/news_sm/graphs/

I've tried using the IA python tool (https://archive.org/services/docs/api/internetarchive/quickstart.html)
$ ia delete news_sm --all -H x-archive-keep-old-version:0

And the UI (https://archive.org/edit.php?edit-files=1&identifier=news_sm)

But the deletion seems to be stalled, some files have been deleted, and others have remained even after a few days.

I'd appreciate help/advice. This post was modified by Alexander C. Nwala on 2021-08-13 16:24:59

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Aug 13, 2021 4:37pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Help deleting all files from news_sm item

we recommend that items not exceed 1000 files. there were 20000 files in that item. our system is not designed to handle that many deletions. the item has been removed. please start over and do not exceed 1000 files per item. thank you.

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Poster: Alexander C. Nwala Date: Aug 13, 2021 7:38pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Help deleting all files from news_sm item

Noted. Thank you very much