[CentOS] The directory that I am trying to clean up is huge

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 00:06:04 UTC 2010


On 1/25/2010 8:49 AM, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:
> Anas Alnaffar wrote:
>> I tried to run this command
>>
>> find -name "*.access*" -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;
>>
>
> Should have been: find ./ -name \*.access\* -mtime +2 -exec rm -f {} \;

No difference.  If the path is omitted, current versions of find assume 
the current directory, and double quotes are fine for avoiding shell 
expansion of wildcards.  (But, I'm guessing the quotes were omitted on 
the command that generated the error).

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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