rm all files you grep

find . | grep deleteme | while read line; do rm $line; done
This command deletes all files in all subfolders if their name or path contains "deleteme". To dry-run the command without actually deleting files run: find . | grep deleteme | while read line; do echo rm $line; done

By: tec
2009-02-18 00:55:57

What Others Think

hi this doesn't work to me, I have a bunch of files that in their names contain "copy" and the command returns the message "rm: missing operand"
vududevil · 522 weeks ago
find . -name "*deleteme*" -exec rm -r {} \;
tanguyr · 522 weeks ago

What do you think?

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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