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rm filenames with spaces

Terminal - rm filenames with spaces
find garbage/ -type f -delete
2013-10-21 23:26:51
User: pdxdoughnut
Functions: find
-1
rm filenames with spaces

I _think_ you were trying to delete files whether or not they had spaces. This would do that. You should probably be more specific though.

Alternatives

There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find /Users/jpn/.ievms/ -type f -print0| xargs -0 du -sh
2013-10-16 09:54:19
Functions: du find xargs
-3

When you do a ls -1 | xargs rm it wouldn't workd because those files have spaces. So you must use

find -print0 and xargs -0

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

This isn't a one liner, but it's good for removing any stubborn file (spaces, control chars, etc)

mkdir /tmp/removeme ls -li /dir/with/bad/file find /dir/with/bad/file -inum inode_number -exec mv {} /tmp/removeme \; rm -rf /tmp/removeme
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