newbie: to pipe the result of a program as commandlineparameter for another.

Herculano de Lima Einloft Neto hlen at
Sat Nov 22 05:43:27 PST 2003

  You can use:

find [whatever] -exec rm -rf '{}' \;


find [whatever] | xargs rm -rf

Usually, the answer to your question would be: use xargs or put the 
second command between apostrophes. Something like:

vi `which mozilla`

I think if you use rm -rf `find [whatever]` it might work..

DON'T use these lines unless you're absolutely sure your find will 
return exactly what you want.. rm -rf is the most destructive Unix 
command, so if you don't know what you're doing, maybe you should wait a 
couple of months until you do. :)

Read the man pages for rm, find and xargs so you can understand this.

Herculano de Lima Einloft Neto <hlen at>

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