Delete all files on a server with a particular filename
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Are you looking to run a cron job to execute at specific intervals? Sounds more feasible to me so you don't use all of your resources just to scan your system. And you could use the find command to do the job.
I'm afraid I'm a REAL linux n00b! I typed 'man find' at the command prompt and LOTS of text appeared far too fast for me to read it!
I know I'm being cheeky but if you knew the command I need exactly I'd be really appreciative.
You're welcome, no problem at all. Normally if you just type the command man find, you get the man page for that command presented and you can scroll through the document using the arrows, page up and down or search for a string by typing / followed by the string you want.
There's no shame at all in being a newbie, we all have to start somewhere and believe me nobody holds all the knowledge.
My buddy corp769 already provided an example but...
using the . means the find command will start looking at the directory you're in when executing the command. So either you change directory (cd) to where you want to run the search or you provide the path where to search instead of the . (dot).