Recursively Delete Files by Extension

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Run this command to recursively delete files based on the provided extension (e.g. log):

find . -type f -name "*.log" -exec rm -f {} \;

You can remove everything after -exec (inclusive) to print the matched files to the screen (as a test run). You can change the . to be whatever directory you want to start in.

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Thomas has contributed to dozens of enterprise Node.js services and has worked for a company dedicated to securing Node.js. He has spoken at several conferences on Node.js and JavaScript and is an O'Reilly published author.