jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Nov 8 21:13:24 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 08:49:12PM +0000, Frank Shute wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 10:48:18AM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > 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.
> > ////jerry
> It could be that the OP has more files than the glob can handle. (With
> most shells there's a restriction....or used to be).
> I'm also reluctant to use a glob with rm without the -i.
> With find(1) you can do a dry run first before giving it the -delete
Well, if that is the problem, find is the answer.
It should do everything he wants.
> The OP also wants to use -maxdepth 1 with find(1) if he doesn't want to
> traverse the tree below his target dir.
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