How to delete all files found by this command?

find -type f -name "*-thumb.png"
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    man find --> look for delete – Marki Dec 27 '14 at 22:23
find -type f -name "*-thumb.png" -exec rm {} \;

If you need a prompt to confirm deletion, use -ok in place of -exec as:

find -type f -name "*-thumb.png" -ok rm {} \;

find -type f -name "*-thumb.png" -delete

Will work as well. I use it very often after merge resolutions on Git to remove the ".orig" files that Git creates.

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