How to delete all the archive files with extension *.tar.gz and greater than 10MB?

find / -type f -name *.tar.gz -size +10M -exec ls -l {} \;
Please be careful while executing the following command as you don?t want to delete the files by mistake. The best practice is to execute the same command with ls ?l to make sure you know which files will get deleted when you execute the command with rm.

By: 0disse0
2010-06-29 12:39:02

What Others Think

This command wont work without " " It should be find / -type f -name "*.tar.gz" -size +10M -exec ls -l {} \;
u21300135 · 586 weeks and 3 days ago
Actually, it will work without the quotes, so long as there aren't any .tar.gz files in your current directory. Nevertheless, you're right, quotes should be included.
splante · 507 weeks and 2 days ago

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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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