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I'm in a folder: /var/myfolder.

Inside there are some other folders like: /var/myfolder/A/ /var/myfolder/B/ `/var/myfolder/C/ etc.

Inside each there are some files with random names. How do I remove all the files from all the folders inside /var/myfolder?

The structure (all the directories, eg., A, B, C etc., inside /var/myfolder) should remain intact.

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Try:

find /var/myfolder -type f -delete

This gets all the regular files under /var/myfolder and deletes them leaving only the directories.

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Thanks for the solution. I should have mention that I'm doing this in Solaris 9, so my find dont have the -delete option, but that's a good starting point. –  user6554 Aug 21 '12 at 12:27
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I was able to came up with a following solution: find /var/myfolder -type f -exec rm -f {} \; –  user6554 Aug 21 '12 at 13:17
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Sorry. I use Debian or Ubuntu. Your solution is equivalent as far as I know. –  StarNamer Aug 21 '12 at 16:08

With zsh, use the . glob qualifier to match only regular files:

rm **/*(.)

This deletes all the regular files in the current directory and its subdirectories recursively.

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I'm using bash. –  user6554 Aug 21 '12 at 12:28
    
@user6554: ... which neither your question nor the used tags indicate ;) –  0xC0000022L May 4 at 22:58

You can run rm */* in /var/myfolder

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