Find all empty files in a UNIX filesystem

Posted September 4, 2003 by Quinn McHenry in UNIX

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Using the find command, this locates all files with zero length.

To find all empty files on the entire system,

find / -size 0 -print

To find all empty files from the current directory down,

find . -size 0 -print


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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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