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Re: is there a way to use find and rm together?

On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 10:44:18PM +0100, Martin W?rtele wrote:
> hi,
> we have ftp users in home/ftpusers and we disabled shell acces for them.
> now we have .bash* files in every user directory under /home/ftpusers.
> is there a way to use something like 
> find /home/ftpusers -name .bash* | rm
> unfortunately this was what i hoped that could work but i only get 
> rm: too few arguments.
> i think this is because rm gets every file followed by newline from find.
> so if i use 
> find -name .bash* -print0
> i get the list without newlines but if i use
> find -name .bash* -print0 | ls 
> i get the contents of the current directory.
> any ideas how to solve this problem?


find /home/ftpusers -name .bash\* | xargs rm

For a more secure method (ie, to deal with spaces and other junk):

find /home/ftpusers -name .bash\* -print0 | xargs -0 rm

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