On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 11:42 +1000, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> you can always do 
> find /tmp/kde-*/ -iname "*wav" -print0 | xargs -0 rm -vf
> the advantage over doing using rm * or for * in ... is that if you
> have LOTS of files, the expanded list of files may be too much. find |
> xargs will deal with each file in turn. ( -print0 and -0 is to use
> NULL char as a list delimiter instead of space... ).
Note that - as highlighted in previous discussions on the fbsd lists re
the use of xargs with find - find is eminently capable of handling large
argument lists and filenames_with_spaces with its own -exec primary:

        find /tmp/kde-*/ -iname "*wav" -exec rm -vf {} \;

to exec rm for each file individually, or:

        find /tmp/kde-*/ -iname "*wav" -exec rm -vf {} \+

to exec rm for multiple files at once.

Piping to xargs in this case is unnecessary.


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