Busca archivos por el tipo de extension y los elimina.

find / -iname *.jpg exec rm -rf {} \;

By: yalthon
2017-11-04 11:31:55

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  • This is a correction to https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/22134 Use `-name` instead of `-iname`, because case-sensitivity is probably important when we're dealing with filenames. It's true that extensions are often capitalised (e.g., "something.JPG"), so choose whatever's appropriate. However, what is appropriate is the quoting of the name pattern, so the shell doesn't expand it incorrectly. Finally, `-delete` is clearer.

    find / -name "*.jpg" -delete
    Xophmeister · 2018-11-19 11:11:20 0

What Others Think

You need to quote the argument to `-iname`, otherwise your shell will do the globbing for you and it will not be what you expect. Also, `exec` needs a preceding dash, plus you can use `+` instead of `\;` because `rm` can take multiple arguments. Better yet, use `-delete`. find / -name "*.jpg" -delete
Xophmeister · 148 weeks and 5 days ago

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