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Old 02-15-2004, 07:42 AM   #1
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teach me the better way


hi! i have a hundred file in my file server with an extension ex:
bak,autobak,backup of.......etc
and i want to delete it every day to save some space and i do it like this
find . -name *.bak -print -exec rm {} \;
find . -name *.autobak -print -exec rm {} \;
and so on
is there a better way to combine all bak,autobak,backup of in one command??? i try this but doest work correct me if iam wrong
the command is:
find . -name '*.[bak autobak backup of]' -print -exec rm {} \;
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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well, to remove all files which have three letters "bak" in it, just do

find . -name *.*bak* -print -exec rm {} \;

the problem is that it will remove ALL files with those three letters inside...so be aware
 
Old 02-15-2004, 08:17 AM   #3
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Use the -o (OR) option

find . \( -name *bak -o -name *autobak -o -name backup \) -print -exec ls -l {} \;

Change ls -l to rm when you are sure this does what you want.

Last edited by druuna; 02-15-2004 at 08:18 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 10:55 PM   #4
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thks guy for your reply
 
  


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