[CentOS] RM Help

Max Hetrick maxhetrick at verizon.net
Tue Oct 26 17:29:10 EDT 2010


On 10/26/2010 05:23 PM, Matt wrote:
> Is there a way to tell rm -f to only remove a file if its owned by say mail?

Not sure you can directly use rm for that, but you could find the uid of 
the user in /etc/passwd, then run find and -exec on it with rm.

To view them:

cat /etc/passwd | grep "USER"

find /path -uid 123 -exec ls -la {} \;

To delete them, then use -exec rm -rf {} \;

Be CAREFUL though!

Regards,
Max


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