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Old 22nd October 2006, 06:08 PM
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Newbie q - rm recursive desktop.ini

Hi all,

I'm a newbie. I've copy over my mp3 library from a windows machine, now I'd like to remove the desktop.ini files and the thumbs.db files that win media player created from all the subdirectories. I think the command should look something like this:

rm -r desktop.ini

But that command doesn't seem to work. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Old 22nd October 2006, 07:31 PM
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try this
Code:
su -
Password:
rm -rfv desktop.ini
rm -rfv thumbs.db
sometimes it helps to (-v) to see what is happening
sometimes it helps to (-f) force it
and then sometimes it helps to be root (su -)
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Old 22nd October 2006, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by tghounsell
I think the command should look something like this:

rm -r desktop.ini
It should be

find . -name desktop.ini -o -name thumbs.db

and if it shows all files you want to delete, run

find . -name desktop.ini -o -name thumbs.db -delete
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Old 22nd October 2006, 08:48 PM
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That works too
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