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Date:      Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:29:53 -0800
From:      merlyn@stonehenge.com (Randal L. Schwartz)
To:        Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: 'rm' Can not delete files
Message-ID:  <86zkcqr17i.fsf@red.stonehenge.com>
In-Reply-To: <4F3541D6.5080505@infracaninophile.co.uk> (Matthew Seaman's message of "Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:12:06 +0000")
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>>>>> "Matthew" == Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk> writes:

Matthew>    find . -type f -depth 1 -exec rm -f '{}' ';'

Matthew> but let's not leave people in any doubt that this is not the
Matthew> best option.

However...

  find . -type f -depth 1 -exec rm -f {} +

Might very well be a great option.  Well, not for something that is also
like -delete, but for other things that would have formerly required
"-print0 | xargs -0"... this is apparently a fairly recent (and
welcome!) modification to find.

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