Li'l Help Please February 2016

How to delete selected files from the command line

I have a shell command that I run to scan my server and list all files with the name temp_file_14 in the /home directory tree as follows:

find /home . -name "temp_file_14" -exec ls -lh {} \;

I would like to change this command to have it physically delete the "found" files instead of listing them. Can someone help me with what the command should look like to perform a delete task instead of a list task?

Thanks.

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Akceptor February 2016

This should work:

find . -name "temp_file_14" -exec rm -rf {} \;

Or this one:

find . -type f -name "temp_file_14" -exec rm -f {} \;

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