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SubjectRe: Directory name problem...
On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, CaT wrote:

> Joe wrote the following:
> >
> > Riley,
> > I admin a machine, and do the same thing to wipe out cores every
> > day. However, all i use is the following line in my root crontab:
> >
> > 0 6 * * * find / -name core -exec rm {} ';'
>
> I think you may find:
>
> find / -type f -name core -exec rm {} ';'
>
> to do exactly what you want.
>
> The -type f tells it to only look at files and as such you wont
> be relying on error reporting from rm.

Another advantage of using -type f will be seen if someone creates a
symlink from the "core" file to a critical system file. -type f means a
"real file" and symlinks are excluded as well as directories and /dev
files.

john alvord


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