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Old 04-02-2005, 02:47 PM   #1
shanenin
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rm down the tree


I want to remove a bunch of files that end with .conf. I need to be able to go down the directroy tree several layers. Can that be done with just the rm command? All of these files are in the directory /mnt/media. For instance
rm -rf /mnt/media/*conf will only remove those files in the direcrory /mnt/media, but not any of the sub directorys. Is there a way to have it go all the way down the directory tree?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 04:12 PM   #2
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What about
Code:
cd top-of-tree-you-want-to-clean
find . -type f -name '+ACo-.conf' -exec rm -i +AHsAfQ- +AFw-;
Exclude the '-i' switch if you're absolutely, positively certain you want to delete all of the files that 'find' ferrets out.

Hope this helps...
 
Old 04-02-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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