problem with `find -delete`

Jason jhelfman at
Wed Feb 10 03:16:25 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 02:51:52AM +0100, Alexander Best thus spake:
>hi there,
>i've been trying to delete all the works directories in my ports dir. this is
>the command i'm trying to use:
>sudo /usr/bin/find /usr/ports -name work -depth 3 -type d -delete
>after i issue the command however
>sudo /usr/bin/find /usr/ports -name work -depth 3 -type d
>tells me that nothing got deleted at all. is there something wrong with that

You may want to try looking here:

Section 4.5.5

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Jason Helfman
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