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Re: recusive ls/search/replace function!!



On 4/26/05, bruce <bedouglas earthlink net> wrote:
> 
> 
> > hi..
> >
> > can't figure this out. it's basic.. how can i do a find of all files in
> > underlying recursive dirs. also, how can i do a search/replace of txt in
> all
> > files that match a certain extension..
> >
> > ie, how do i find all files that end in 'int' in the underlying dirs...
> > or, how do i replace "foo' with 'dog' in all underlying dirs that end in
> > 'ddf'..
> >
> > i can see that 'ls -R * can/should get me all underlying files... but...
> >
> > i can also see that find . -name "*.int" would work to find the files...
> but
> > i'm not sure how to get the rest.
> 
> You're probably after something like:
> 
> $ find . -name '*.int' -exec sed -i -e 's/foo/dog/g' {} \;
> 
> Paul.
> --
> Paul Howarth <paul city-fan org>
> 
> thanks...
> 
> any idea how to delete all files in a subdirectory with a certain
> extension...??
> 
> -bruce
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How to delete all files in a subdirectory with a certain extension:

find /home/enduser/stuff/* -name "*.blah" -print

Run that first before running the next command to make sure the output
is what you expect.

Then and only then you run:

find /home/enduser/stuff/* -name "*.blah" -exec rm {} \;

or even safer 

find /home/enduser/stuff/* -name "*.blah -exec rm -i {} \;

But that last command will prompt you for every single file and ask if
you really want to delete it.


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