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

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 11:42:35AM BST, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Hi.


> 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 top_dir_name -type f -name "*~" -exec rm '{}' \;

man find

P.S. While you're at it I suggest "man xargs" - you'll find it more
useful than "-exec" with certain uses of find.


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