RMTF (ReMove Temp Files)

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Old 10-19-2013
RMTF (ReMove Temp Files)


As some applications (sed,grep,vi[m], etc) create some tempfiles, i'd changed a script to this: (sadly i cant find the original post (code) anymore (which just removed 2 'diffrent kinds'), just similar ones - forgot that as i was new to all this)
:) ~ $ cat $(which rmtf)

#	sea's Script Tools: The 3rd Generation
#	File Description:	ReMove Temp Files
#	Author:             Simon A. Erat (sea)
#	Created (y.m.d):    2011.07.24
#	Changed:            2013.08.25
#	License:            GPL v3
#	Help
	[[ "-h" = "$1" ]] && \
		echo -e "$(basename $0) ($script_version)
			\rReMoves Temp Tiles - Recursivly
			\rUsage: $(basename $0) [PATH1] [PATH2] [...]
			\r" && exit 99
#	Variables
#	Display
	for a in "$@"
		[[ -d "$a" ]] && cd "$a"
		echo -e "Removing temp-files from: \t$(pwd)"
		find ./ -name '*~' -exec rm '{}' \; -print -or -name ".*~" -exec rm '{}' \; -print -or -name ".*.swp" -exec rm '{}' \; -print -or -name ".?outputstream*" -exec rm '{}' \; -print
	cd "$oldpath"

However, Useful one should be aware of made me care/think about it, as i'd like to share it.
Do you see any dangerous stuff in there, or options to improve?

Thank you in advance

Last edited by Scott; 10-19-2013 at 10:17 PM.. Reason: Removed email address
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Old 10-20-2013
The cd is unsave - its exit must be checked! Imagine it suddenly fails with 'permission denied'...
if [[ -d "$a" ]] && cd "$a"

The rm in find -exec are safe. I recommend rm -f, can avoid check-backs.
Last but not least, echo -e is not portable. Use printf instead.

Last edited by MadeInGermany; 10-20-2013 at 07:14 AM..
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