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For some reason my machine is full of M$ Word temporary files such as:


Can someone suggest a find/regex command to search $HOME and delete them?

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Typical... just figured it... find . | egrep \~ | while read f; do mv "$f" ~/Desktop/Trash/;done – Nick Apr 6 '12 at 9:17

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In bash 4 or above:

shopt -s globstar
rm ~/**/'~$'*

In zsh or ksh93, you can use the rm line above directly.

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Use this to remove all files which start with ~$:

find /path/to/dir -name '~$*' -delete
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No need for external rm, find can -delete itself: find /path/to/dir -name '~$*' -delete. – manatwork Apr 6 '12 at 10:19
True, thanks, updated the answer! – janos Apr 10 '12 at 13:34

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