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Old 12-06-2007
UNIX and filesize

Hey guys.

What I need to do is this:

I need to find files that have a certain filesize (for this case a file size of 0 (zero) )

When I find this file with a filesize of zero I need to echo a statement that tells the user to delete it and not to delete it if the filesize is greater than zero.

How do I find flag certain files with a certain filesize?

I need a little direction here please.

# 2  
Old 12-06-2007
What I need to do is write a unix script that will do the above.

# 3  
Old 12-06-2007
If you are going through a list of files and passing them in, then you can use the ! -s options, ex if [ ! -s /mydir/myfile.txt ] to see if the file is zero size. Flagging them unsure, you could echo "DELETE" to the file or just delete them if the user doesn't want them right then. If you want the flag approach then you can go back later to see if the contents of the file says DELETE and if so delete them.
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Old 12-06-2007
The clue is in the question - find is the command to find files; there is a "-size" option that allows you to specify the size of files to find (0 in your case).
See - UNIX is so obvious!
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