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Re: xargs & find documentation EXAMPLE suggestions

From: Andreas Metzler
Subject: Re: xargs & find documentation EXAMPLE suggestions
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 08:37:08 +0200
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On 2004-08-10 Andreas Metzler <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2004-08-10 Jeff Carr <address@hidden> wrote:
> > It'd be really good to have some examples in the xargs man & info pages. 
> > One thing I've never know the best way to do is:

> > find . |grep CVS |xargs -n 1 rm -rf
> [...]

> delete anything that contains "CVS" in path or filename?

Grr. Re-reading, I see that you want it the other way round, actually
you just want to delete the CVS directories:

find . -name CVS -type d -print0 | xargs -0r rm -r
              cu andreas
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