Normally, when I want to use the
find command to delete files, I do this:
Turns out I could also do this:
However, while investigating the
-delete action, I read this in
Well, sure, that really does make sense. Putting the
-delete action where the expressions go would definitely cause a disaster. At the same time, you’d like to think that you might get warned first before
find went ahead and nuked all your files. Two takeaways from this:
UNIX doesn’t baby its users. If you tell your system to delete your files, by God, that’s what it’s going to do!
Always test your particular
findconstruction first before unleashing its full fury.