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Data Remove only Empty Directories

I know this one was answered before in forum below -

But that one is closed & I have a question so here it goes.

I want to delete all 2006 files. Now if along with the files, if the folder is even older (2006) then it should be deleted as well - if it has all 2006 files.

so how I do it?

1) Deleted 2006 - old files. -- DONE without any issues.
Delete All Empty folders left after Step #1
find ./ -type d -depth -mtime +1052 –print| xargs rm –f
But here is what I get -
$: find ./ -empty -type d
find: bad option -empty
find: path-list predicate-list

I dont wanna experiment on my PROD environment with below command -
find ./ -type d -exec rmdir 2>/dev/null {} \;
This ideally deletes all the directories but gives warning before deleting it. Tricking it is a good idea, but not sure how my OS will behave (Sun Solaris Unix).

Is writing a script only way to get it done in that case?!!

Anyhelp will be appreciated.


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Old 10-20-2009

Hi Pludi,

Apologize for the bumping up the post with double question. Blame my curiosity for that!! Appreciate your efforts to keep the forum systematic.

I will continue eagrly waiting for the resoponse at the same time controlling myself not to bump it back.. Smilie

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