Monday, May 18, 2015

Python Execute Unix / Linux Command Examples

You don't even need to use rm in this case if you are afraid. Use find:
find . -name "*.bak" -type f -delete
But use it with precaution. Run first:
find . -name "*.bak" -type f
to see exactly which files you will remove.
Also, make sure that -delete is the last argument in your command. If you put it before the -name *.bak argumentit will delete everything.
See man find and man rm for more info and see also this related question on SE:

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