Problem using xargs with rm

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Old 01-07-2014
Problem using xargs with rm

I am trying to call xargs, however rm is complaining

find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*tests*" -print0 | xargs -0 rm
rm: missing operand
Try `rm --help' for more information.

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Old 01-07-2014
find . -maxdepth 1 -name "*tests*" -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} rm {}

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Old 01-07-2014
It's because your find doesn't return any filename. Try either:
xargs -r0 rm

Or directly:
find ... -delete

if your find implementation supports it.
find ... -exec rm {} +

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Old 01-07-2014
ruby -e 'Dir["*tests*"].each {|x| File.delete(x) }'

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