Find and delete all core files

Posted September 2, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in UNIX

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Locate and remove all core files in system using the find command.

find / -name core -exec rm {} \;

The find command replaces the {} characters in the command above with the filenames that it finds. You must include the \ immediately before the ; character.

See the comments for a more advanced method of accomplishing this.


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Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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