Recursively delete files using wildcards in FreeBSD

Syntax of the find command:

find (path) -name “wildcard expression in quotes” -(optional find expression)


The path can be a folder like /my/folder/is/here or the current folder .

By default find will recurse through all the files and folder from the specified path.

You can provide an option expression at the end prefixed with a hyphen. For example to delete all *.core dump files in /var the command would be

find /var -name “*.core” -delete

To find all the available expressions in Find. look here


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