Find and delete all archives like file.ext.nco only if file.ext exists

find . -type f ! -iname "*.nco" -execdir bash -c ' if [ -f "{}.nco" ]; then rm -v "{}.nco"; fi' \;
Single file archives nested in subdirectories. After extracting them, you'll have the file (e.g. file.ext) and the archive (e.g. file.ext.nco) side by side. Sometimes you'll only have the archive (if you didn't extract them, or if there was an error during extraction). Only delete the archive if the single file is present in the same directory.
Sample Output
removed './abc.JPG.nco'
removed './file.ext.nco'

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By: tralston
2015-06-28 20:38:08

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