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.