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adarshmca 07-29-2011 01:22 AM

Delete a subfolder ABC from main Project Folder
Dear all,

I want to delete a subfolder ABC in a main Project folder Globe.
It occurs in many subfolders.

It is very hectic to search and issue an rm -rf ABC command.

I need to make a script for that .

Can anyone tell me how to make this


chrism01 07-29-2011 02:09 AM

Start by reading up on 'find'

jv2112 07-30-2011 06:11 PM

find /path to parent/folder/ -type d -and -iname Folder-Name -exec stat {} \;

Validate they are the correct folders. Then change stat to rm -fr.

T3RM1NVT0R 07-30-2011 06:21 PM

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Hi there,

You can also try the following commands:


find / -name name_of_the_folder -print
The above command will print the location where that folder ABC has been created

you can delete the folder with the same command but with little modification:


find / -name name_of_the_folder -print -delete
I hope this helps.

adarshmca 08-01-2011 12:52 AM


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