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Date:      Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:41:55 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Removal script
Message-ID:  <20200215134155.6f8e6f901c9175dbdbef7808@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <24af365c-bfab-b5ac-72e3-675b0450b75f@cloudzeeland.nl>
References:  <24af365c-bfab-b5ac-72e3-675b0450b75f@cloudzeeland.nl>

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On Sat, 15 Feb 2020 14:31:59 +0100
Jos Chrispijn <bsduser@cloudzeeland.nl> wrote:

> I am looking for a way to remove a nested subdirectory in a directory.
> 
> Example:
> directory /mysources has a certain number of subdirectories which 
> contain subdirectory 'nonsense' in various subdirectories, which contain 
> also subdirectory 'nonsense', etc.
> 
> What I would like to do is that the script removes all 'nonsense' 
> folders in the base /mysources.
> Can you pls tell me how I can do that savest? Thanks!

	
	If the nonesense directories are not empty and you want them gone
complete with contents then:

	find /mysources -name nonesense -type d -depth -exec rm -rf {} \;

If they're empty then:

	find /mysources -name nonesense -type d -delete

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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