On Apr 6, 2009, at 5:11 PM, Dan Nelson wrote:

In the last episode (Apr 06), John Almberg said:
This is a real newbie question, but I can't figure it out...

I want to remove all .tar files from a directory tree. I think something like the following should work, but I must have something wrong, because
it doesn't:

find . -name *.tar -exec rm /dev/null {} \;

find . -name "*.tar" -delete

Make sure you quote your wildcards so the shell doesn't expand them, and use
the -delete primary to save a fork/exec for each filename.

Fantastic. I never noticed the -delete option before. Amazing what you can find in a man page if you know it's there :-)

Thanks: John

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