Delete files in directory...
i.tanusheff at procreditbank.bg
Tue Jul 19 14:43:39 GMT 2005
Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at ceid.upatras.gr>
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07/19/2005 05:34 PM
Jonathan Glaschke <no-html at jonathan-glaschke.de>
freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Re: Delete files in directory...
On 2005-07-19 16:27, Jonathan Glaschke <no-html at jonathan-glaschke.de>
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 12:50:01PM +0300, Casper wrote:
> > Sorry, simple, stupid q. How to make that what come in directory
> > /usr/files/ for example are erased? Or only put in cron after while
> > do "rm /usr/files/*"?
> Yes, using cront to do that is possible and i think there is no reason
> you need "rm -rf /usr/files/*" if there are directories too in
This doesn't remove ".*" subdirs. A more complete alternative that
doesn't move /usr/files under the feet of programs that may have it
open as their current working directory is probably:
rm -fr /usr/files/* /usr/files/.[^.]*
Be very careful with the -r option of rm(1) though. VERY careful.
Just my $0.02,
Why don't you use:
find /usr/files/ -delete
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