Remove Thumbs.db files from folders

rm -fr `find . -name Thumbs.db`

By: LrdShaper
2010-08-18 03:27:05

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Voted you down for two reasons: 1) You used backticks. Shame. Learn the way of the Jedi. 2) Nesting commands can be powerful. Very powerful. In this case, you could exceed the number of arguments for rm. Every command has a limit, and it's OS dependent, but you could very will reach it here. The other command using xargs is faster, more reliable, and won't reach the command limit.
atoponce · 625 weeks and 1 day ago
Hi atoponce, instead of using xargs I suggest the much more better GNU parallel ... (
Seebi · 625 weeks 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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