Erase empty files

find . -size 0 -exec rm '{}' \;

By: xrm0
2009-10-29 14:59:44

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For your safety: find . -type f -size 0 -exec rm '{}' \;
pvrmza · 624 weeks and 3 days ago
how about: `find . -type f -size 0 -delete`
alesplin · 624 weeks and 3 days ago
using -delete will be way faster. With the -exec {} \; option find must spawn one rm process per file to delete, this is a waste of resources and could proceed much faster if you use -delete or -exec {} +, which behaves the same as osvaldofilho's xargs method. With many files the improvement is big.
bwoodacre · 624 weeks and 2 days ago
is there a difference between ... -exec rm {} \; and ... -exec rm '{}' \; ? what is the benefit of single quotes?
alperyilmaz · 624 weeks ago

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