difficult-to-phrase question...

Jon Radel jon at radel.com
Thu Sep 3 00:02:37 UTC 2009

Gary Kline wrote:
> 	guys, (of either gender)
> 	here's one that is a bit difficult to figure out how to ask, but
> 	here's my first shot:
> 	i'm looking for a file what contains string "S".  the filename
> 	in this case has a zillion letters, but that beside the point.
> 	i can use grep to find "S" and grep gives me the file[s] that
> 	have the string.  now, is there any easy way of reading that
> 	file, or deleting or otherwise munging that file?
> 	nutshell is that every time i reboot (into kde), kde wastes
> 	time/cpu spawning unwanted whatever: versions of konqueror, kttsd,
> 	ksayit, &c.  [[i found these files in
> 	~/.kde/share/config/session, about  20, dated may, 09 to oct 08.
> 	rm'ing the bunch would get rid of the instantiate problem, but
> 	having a script to diddle with a found string "S" would be
> 	useful esp'ly if the filename of pathname were long.
> 	i'll mouse swipe the string and fname to prove my point.
> 	thanks for any help.  
> 	gary
> 	ps: if scripting this is too grizzly i'll do it in C and do an
> 	inline post of src and example use.

Do you mean something like

rm `grep -l S *`

or am I completely missing the point of what you're trying to do?


--Jon Radel
jon at radel.com
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