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Grep can search files and directories recursively. Using the -Z option and xargs -0 you can get all results on one line with escaped spaces, suitable for other commands like rm.
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Deletes files in the current directory or its subdirectories that match "regexp" but handle directories, newlines, spaces, and other funky characters better than the original #13315. Also uses grep's "-q" to be quiet and quit at the first match, making this much faster. No need for awk either.
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