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Re: Unix command(s) to remove files recursively?

On 05/06/12 11:42, Rodolfo Medina wrote:

*posted to the list this time*

Suppose that I have, in a certain directory and all its subdirs and subdirs'
subdirs' subdirs... etc., a certain number of files terminating with `~', e.g.:
`myfile~', and that I want to remove all of them recursively.  Is there a Unix
command to do that right away?

find /my/top/level/directory -name '*~' -delete

will do that for you.


find /my/top/level/directory -name '*~' -print

to see what it'll remove.

Chris Bannister

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