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Re: script help



Dave Ihnat wrote:
On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 04:22:16PM -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
That won't work if filenames contain blanks, something I fight daily.

For blanks, do something like "find . -name "*log" -exec rm -fr "{}" \;

Of course, that's assuming the name pattern is what you want.  You can
also specify if you want only files, only directories, or both.

I find that "find ... -exec" is very limited. For anything more
complicated than a single command, it usually seems to fail (or else I
don't know how to use it properly). It'd really be nice if ls had an
option to quote the output. But there is this:

IFS='
'; for i in $(ls -1d *.log); do echo $i; done

Note that there must be no space after the first single quote.

rh



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