#windows #delete #parallel

bin+lib nmuidi

Parallelizes deleting directories which can significantly speed up deleting large deeply nested directories with a large number of files on Windows

3 releases

0.1.3 Feb 12, 2024
0.1.1 Feb 12, 2024
0.1.0 Feb 12, 2024

#970 in Filesystem

Download history 214/week @ 2024-02-11

214 downloads per month

MIT license

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Deletes stuff, hopefully quickly

Download for Windows

How to use

As a command-line tool

You can download using the link above. The easiest way to use it in Windows is to make a folder (something like C:\bin) and add that folder to your path. Then add nmuidi.exe file you downloaded to that folder and restart any terminals you have open.

Then you can run nmuidi /path/to/some/dir and you should see some output like the following:

~\repos\nmuidi [main ≡ +0 ~1 -0 !]› nmuidi test
Cleaning test
Cleaning with 3200 threads.
Done cleaning files, took 0 seconds. Starting on dirs
Done sorting, took 0 seconds. Starting to delete directories.
Done deleting directories, took 0 seconds. Entire process took 0 seconds.

As a package

  1. cargo add nmuidi
  2. add use nmuidi::nmuidi::Cleaner;
  3. Create a cleaner and clean Cleaner::new("some/path").clean();

Why the dumb name

  1. It's an inside joke https://steamcommunity.com/app/570/discussions/0/558748653730465633/
  2. Having a complicated name makes it harder to accidentally nuke a folder. This program does NOT ask you to confirm, if you tell it to delete something it will start deleting things immediately.


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