How to delete files of a particular user?

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Old 03-04-2014
How to delete files of a particular user?

I went to location where I need to delete all the files owned by me

I used the below code but it didn't work. It didn't throw any error but it hasn't deleted the files
find . -user username -exec rm -rf {} \;

Any suggestions please?

Last edited by Franklin52; 03-04-2014 at 07:30 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 2  
Old 03-04-2014
That command is wrong and extremely dangerous. the -r in particular makes it recursive, it will delete entire folders, potentially including content that doesn't belong to that user! rm -f is what you probably meant.

What folder did you run it in? Does it still contain the files in question?
# 3  
Old 03-04-2014
Please try this safer one:
find . -depth -user username \( \! -type d -exec rm {} \; -o -type d -links 2 -exec rmdir {} \; \)

What errors do you get?
# 4  
Old 03-05-2014
i didn't get any errors, but the files wont delete
# 5  
Old 03-05-2014
What folder did you run it in?
# 6  
Old 03-05-2014
Do you get some echo with
find . -depth -user username \( \! -type d -exec echo rm {} \; -o -type d -links 2 -exec echo rmdir {} \; \)

Or with just
find . -depth -user username

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