Remove all backup files in my home directory

find ~user/ -name "*~" -exec rm {} \;
I use this simple command for remove all backup files generated usually by editors like Vim and Emacs.

2009-05-09 12:55:47

What Others Think

Could be done simplier: rm -rf *~
ktoso · 646 weeks ago
I use this exact command all the time.. pro tip: the quotes are very important or bash expands the wildcard @ktoso - rm -rf does not work as expected here, it will not recurse into directories.
rhythmx · 646 weeks ago
Modern version of find also have a -delete directive: find ~user/ -name "*~" -delete
flatcap · 646 weeks ago
I could not understand this code. It seems quite difficult to absorb for me but I shall consult with my team to take a review of this post. Thanks for sharing this one.
JosephKnight · 82 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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