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Old 04-12-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
neo_in_matrix
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How to rm a list of files returned from another program?


I have a perl script that output file names like this:
/path/file1
/path/file2
/path/file3

Now I want to rm the list of files output by this script. How to do that? I tried myprog|rm, but it does not work.
 
Old 04-12-2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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Try this:
Code:
program_name | xargs rm
 
Old 04-12-2005, 11:24 PM   #3
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Code:
for file in `myprog`; do rm $file; done
 
  


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