Remove VIM temp files

find . -name "*~" -exec rm {} \;
Assuming only VIM has *~ files in your current dir. If you have usefull data in a file named in the *~ pattern, DO NOT RUN this command!

By: ivanatora
2010-02-26 10:54:02

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What Others Think

.swo/.swp files are vim temp files *~ files are backups most notable created by vim, but also some other text editors. as a side note this can all be done really easily using zargs (a zsh extension) zargs **/*~ -- rm
infinull · 569 weeks and 3 days ago
I set the following in .vimrc so that backup and temp files don't litter working directories. set backup set backupdir=~/.vim/backup set directory=~/.vim/tmp I am sure there are drawbacks to this, but so far it has worked fine.
asolkar · 569 weeks and 3 days ago
why not just rm *~
RanyAlbeg · 569 weeks and 3 days ago
`rm *~` won't go recursively in your subdirectories. `find` will do.
ivanatora · 569 weeks and 2 days ago

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