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Old 07-04-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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all user file


I would like to know all the files which are created by a specific user ( eg. edp_user ) as I would like to remove these files in the system , except use "find" command , what can I do ?

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
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Why don't you use userdel if you wanna delete a user from the system? or are you looking for something like this rm -rvf /home/<username>/* . Replace <username> by a valid username in the system which you wanna remove. But I won't recommend the second process.
 
Old 07-04-2012, 04:30 AM   #3
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this message works ->
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find . -type f -user edp_user -exec rm -f {} \;
 
Old 07-04-2012, 04:38 AM   #4
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this message works ->
thx reply ,

I know find works for my case , but it make the server very slow and the server has a huge number of small files, except find , what can i do ?

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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well the only other option would be to write a script, and I believe the for statement to delete the files in the script would have the same effect as the find.If the server is slow, I would suggest, manually delete the huge files and then use the find command to delete any other remnants.
 
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1. try running the find cmd, but use nice to reduce its priority

2.What might be an idea is to split off finding from deleting ie use the find cmd to list to a file all the files that need deleting, then separately run a delete script (possibly nice-d down) at another time when the system isn't so busy.
 
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@Genocide_Hoax: actually easier would be
Code:
userdel -r
http://linux.die.net/man/8/userdel, which also removes the acct & associated mail spool
 
  


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