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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: IDONTLOVEYOU
From: "drbert" <drbert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 19:08:52 -0500
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Carl D Cravens <raven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 3:22 PM

> On Thu, 18 May 2000, Clint A. Brubakken wrote:
> > find / -name '*.[mg][pi][3f]' -exec rm -f {} \;
> Inefficient with it's call to rm for every file.  Pipe the find to
> 'xargs rm -f'.  (xargs is your friend... once you discover it, you'll
> wonder how you ever did without.) 

i'm not sure what you mean -- 'pipe the find to' 
please, an example . . . . 

as luck would have it -- i've been able to use 
the recursive remove on 3 different distros, lol

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