removing files

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Nov 8 15:49:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 11:40:20AM +0530, yoganjaneyulu kasetti wrote:

> hi,
> I have a problem for deleting files using script........please some one can
> guide me for the same.
> I have some files with the extension of ".chk" extension along with the
> extension of ".log" and ".gjf" extension in the folder called different *input
> folders. *I wanted to delete the ".chk" file extension having files. If i go
> to individual input folder manually i can delete the file with *rm* command
> line by but i would like to delete all the ".chk" files extension files at a
> time through scripting rather than manual. So please some one help me for
> the same.
> /student/sweety/gaussiandata/*1249624064640*/input
> /student/sweety/gaussiandata/*1261202703914*/input
> /student/sweety/gaussiandata/*1263357080155*/input
> /student/sweety/gaussiandata/*1289106407303*/input

Your examples given here don't seem to match quite what you are asking
as far as I see.   Maybe I am looking at it wrong.

But, anyway, can't you just the -R switch on the rm?

  cd top_of_tree_with_files_to_delete
  rm -R *.chk
  rm -R *.log
  rm -R *.gjk

Or am I missing something.


> thank you.
> regards,
> sweety.
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