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Old 05-29-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
limit_me
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shell command to remove all .exe file


hi,
i have two os residing in my computer, fedora core 6 and mucrosoft windows, but recently my windows is infected by some brontok(or something..).. and this virus in every folder of the hard disk,
I have important documents and files in my disk,
before i need to backup, i have to remove all the .exe virus in each folder. that is time consuming if removed individually..

actually i wrote a simple shell command like this:

rm -v `find /mnt/d -name '*.exe' -print`

this removed all the files in the folder that has no spaces between the folder name.. but for the folder with spaces the following error was returned...

rm: cannot remove `./Linux': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `World/Linux': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `Distributions/Linux': No such file or directory
rm: cannot remove `Distributions.exe': No such file or directory

Can anyone help me !!!
 
Old 05-29-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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find . -name '*.exe' -exec rm -v {} \;
-twantrd
 
Old 05-29-2007, 11:12 PM   #3
limit_me
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thanks

thanks,

this worked out,
 
  


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