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

On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 12:01 +0100, rjc wrote:
> > 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 '{}' \;

No need for -exec rm here ... You can just use -delete (please read the manpage!).

I'll just point people to http://mywiki.wooledge.org/UsingFind
Wolodja <babilen@gmail.com>

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