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Old 09-11-2009, 04:20 PM   #16
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why do the periods need to go before the stars? is that another quirk of bash?
 
Old 09-11-2009, 04:23 PM   #17
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When i put periods before the stars for a set of folders i know exist, when doing just the find part, it doesn't return the right results. its only works without the periods.
 
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I edited post #15 while you replied......
 
Old 09-11-2009, 04:32 PM   #19
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OK, so me getting those messages is really harmless then due to the way find works?
 
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They are harmless.

Try running the command again, without the -exec part. I predict that no dirs are found.
 
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yeah, its actually going through and deleting them with the original command, just wasn't sure about the error messages, seemed kinda odd. thanks.
 
  


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