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Old 08-29-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
kenw232
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How do I find all folder sand remove files under it?


How do I do this? I want to remove all files under /cur in each .Trash folder. It doesn't work.
Code:
find /path -type d -name ".Trash" -exec rm -fr '{}/cur/*' \;

But this does work to at least list the files only in .Trash/cur:
Code:
find /path -type d -name ".Trash" -exec ls -l -a '{}/cur/' \;
 
Old 08-29-2017, 08:52 PM   #2
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I would probably go along this route using -path instead of -iname.
The find command deals with finding where each /cur is in the Trash folder and then you glob all files in path/cur/* to delete

Code:
# while read i; do rm -r "$i"/*; done < <(find /path -path '*Trash/cur')

while read i; 
do 
  echo rm -r "$i"/*
  # rm -r "$i"/* 
done < <(find /path -path '*Trash/cur')
 
Old 08-29-2017, 09:05 PM   #3
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Your first command fails because there is no shell to expand the "*" wildcard. "find ... -exec ..." invokes the given command directly, without involving a shell.

Something like this should work:
Code:
find /path -type d -name ".Trash" -exec sh -c 'rm -fr "{}/cur/"*' \;
I think I got the quoting right in that. You should certainly try it with something less harmful than "rm" though.
 
Old 08-29-2017, 11:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help.
 
  


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