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Old 05-20-2009
To find a word in a file and delete the file

Hi,

I need to find a word in a file, and I need to delete the file where the word resides on the file.
I did try with the grep -H "word" using the find command, but no luck.
# 2  
Old 05-20-2009
so how did you use them? show your code
# 3  
Old 05-20-2009
find . -type f -exec grep -H -R "word" {} \; | xargs rm -rf
# 4  
Old 05-20-2009
Try:
Code:
find . -type f -exec grep -l "word" {} \; | xargs rm -rf

Jean-Pierre.

Last edited by vidyadhar85; 05-20-2009 at 05:30 AM.. Reason: "e" was missing from -exec
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Old 05-20-2009
find . -type f -exec grep -w "word" {} \; -print | grep "^./" | xargs rm -rf
# 6  
Old 05-20-2009
Hi,

Thank you all, the below command worked a lot

find . -type f -exec grep -w "word" {} \; -print | grep "^./" | xargs rm -rf


The below command removed the word in the file and not removing the file containing the word.

find . -type f -exec grep -l "word" {} \; | xargs rm -rf

Thank you..
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Old 05-20-2009
Can you explain what this grep "^./"command used for , what does it do?
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