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Old 06-08-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
asifbasha
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how to delete files using rm command


hai to all

i am using fedora 9 with gnome desktop , i am having folder that consist of various files with different extensions ,

if i execute rm -f *.c command then this will delete only files with .c extension .

if i execute rm -f *.html command then this will delete only files with .html extension .
how can i delete all files(not that directory) regardless of their extensions. is there any command ,please tell me

thanks in advance....
 
Old 06-08-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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rm -f *
 
Old 06-08-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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did you read
Code:
rm --help
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man rm
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:10 AM   #4
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Code:
find . -type f -exec rm {} \;
Removes files in current and subdirectories (but not subdirectories).
 
Old 06-08-2009, 02:13 AM   #5
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Yes man page would have given you all the answers though. Be aware that using -f option will be dangerous. Use -v option so that you know is happening and where you are executing the command. If you by mistake execute it on / it will delete everything and you will have no os to boot.
 
  


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