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Delete Empty Directories

Terminal - Delete Empty Directories
find . -type d -exec rmdir {} \;
2009-05-19 08:59:15
User: sharfah
Functions: find rmdir
Delete Empty Directories

Deletes empty directories and prints an error if directory is not empty.


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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

Add -depth to prevent find complaining (it will ensure empty trees are deleted, too) and --ignore-fail-on-non-empty to stop rmdir (gnu version) complaining:

find . -depth -type d -exec rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty {} \;

Of course for efficiency, you can use xargs:

find . -depth -type d -print0 | xargs -0 rmdir --ignore-fail-on-non-empty
Comment by flatcap 461 weeks and 2 days ago
find -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;
Comment by syssyphus 461 weeks and 2 days ago

or even better, (the + at the end acts like xargs)

find -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir -v {} +
Comment by syssyphus 461 weeks and 2 days ago

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