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Old 09-18-2007
How to exclude top level directory with find?

I'm using bash on cygwin/windows.

I'm trying to use find and exclude the directory /cygdrive/c/System\ Volume\ Information. When I try to use the command below I get the error "rm: cannot remove `/cygdrive/c/System Volume Information': Is a directory.

Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Thanks,
Siegfried

/usr/bin/find /cygdrive/c \( -iname plcmobject.dll -o -iname plcmutility.dll -o -wholename /cygdrive/c/System\ Volume\ Information -prune \) -exec rm -f {} \; -print
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Old 09-18-2007
as error saying, "rm -f" can't remove a directory, so you need to use "rm -rf", but be careful with "rm -rf", it's a dangerous command.
# 3  
Old 09-19-2007
But I don't want to remove that directory

I only want to delete files and not directories. How do I tell find to not traverse a certain top level directory? I've used prune before with file names but never with a top level directory.
Thanks,
Siegfried
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Old 09-19-2007

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