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Old 01-08-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
networkingnub
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RM command


Is there a way to do the rm command where I can remove files by owner.

I run the standard ls -al command and I want to be able to remove the files that are owned by me in that current directory.

One other step how can I remove files in all directories owned by me


Please and thanks I did the google search first guys and a majority of the pages just dealt with the basics like rm -r

What I have here is a little more specific....please and thanks.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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On current directory
#find . -group groupname -user username | xargs rm -f {}\;

In different directory
#find /path -group groupname -user username | xargs rm -f {}\;

Last edited by kirukan; 01-08-2010 at 12:17 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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You don't need to use {}\ with xargs.
Should be
find /path -group groupname -user username | xargs rm -f
or
find /path -group groupname -user username -exec rm -f '{}'\;
 
Old 01-11-2010, 05:01 AM   #4
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Quote:
find /path -group test -user test -exec rm -f '{}'\;
I have received the following message...
Quote:
find: missing argument to `-exec'
whats wrong on the above mentioned command/
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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My fault :-(

Code:
find /path -group test -user test -exec rm -f '{}' \;
Space is significant.

Last edited by pixellany; 01-12-2010 at 07:42 PM.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:43 PM   #6
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What space?? (I put the latest version in code tags for clarity)
 
  


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