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Erase empty files

Terminal - Erase empty files
find . -type f -size 0 -delete
2009-10-29 16:51:09
User: Skam
Functions: find
Erase empty files

The command find search commands with size zero and erase them.


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -empty -type f -delete

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Keep in mind if you run this from / then you could be deleting socket files, etc. You would want to exclude directories such as /proc /var/run /tmp as this doesn't require confirmation to remove the file be careful with this command!

Comment by remcintyre 438 weeks and 2 days ago

It won't find/delete sockets and directories, because of the "-type f" (only find files).

Comment by flatcap 438 weeks and 1 day ago

flatcap is right. In the manpage for find, -type f means "regular file." To match sockets, you would use -type s.

Comment by bwoodacre 438 weeks and 1 day ago

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