I have a folder which should at any time have less than 500k folders. These folders are created dynamically, and when the files (images) inside them are deleted by some script, the folder itself should also be deleted.
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Below are the instructions that I need to carry out:
1. Navigate to the Symantec AntiVirus virus definitions directory (default location is: `/opt/Symantec/virusdefs`) in the terminal.
2. Remove any `*.tmp` or `temp` files or folders.
3. Remove any numbered folders.
4. Ensure that the 3 remaining folders are empty.
Hi all new to the forums. Very beginner at shell scripting. What I'm trying to do is this:
Is the directory empty prior to removal of it? If not, inform the user that the directory is not empty and if the user wants to remove it remove or move the files in it first.
I have an amount of folders and I want to delete only the empty ones. But I have more than 200 empty folders, so I would preffer do not delete one by one... I know it is possible, but I don't know how. I've tried with the size, using 'du' command, and saving the result in a file.
I'm going crazy. I have nearly 3000 mails in my Evolution trash which are 'stuck' there. I've been trying various solutions for hours - deleting files with various extensions, deleting folders.db, renaming folders.db, removing Evolution completely and then restoring it from a backup... Nothing helps.