Re: RFE: find <path> -d -size 0 => doesn't find empty directories
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 20:02:52 -0400
- From: Norton Allen <allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: RFE: find <path> -d -size 0 => doesn't find empty directories
On 10/31/2018 7:02 PM, L A Walsh wrote:
Something I can use on my /tmp files on linux is a find command:
find /tmp -size 0 -delete
to delete zero-len-files or empty-directories in /tmp.
What flavor of Linux are you using where this works for you? I'm running
Ubuntu 16.04 at the moment, and I just tried the following in an
otherwise empty directory:
$ mkdir b
$ find . -size 0
The directory 'b' did not show up, hence was not reporting as size 0.
The man page for -size does not mention any special behavior for
directories as opposed to regular files, so I would expect Linux to
never report any directory as size 0, since they always have '.' and
'..' entries, as you suggested.
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