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Search and Destroy Command on Linux

Search and Destroy Command on Linux

Here’s a handy command that you can use to delete files from your Linux machine:

 find . -iname "filename.ext" -exec rm -fv {} \;

-> . means start with current directory
-> -iname means match the file mask in a case sensitive manner
-> “filename.ext” is the desired file name
-> -exec means run this command when a match is found
-> rm -fv command deletes the file verbosely, without asking
-> {} will be replaced with the name of the file found
-> \; is the command terminator

Change the “filename.ext” part of the command to suit your requirements. It can be "*.jpg", "*.mp3"″, or "thumbs.db". Leave the quotes as it is.

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