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find flags: -exec rm -rf vs -delete

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I thought the flags I mentioned in the question are the same, but I get the following message with the former, but nothing with the latter: $ find . -mindepth 1 -type d -exec rm -rf {} \; find: `./practice4': No such file or directory find: `./practice10': No such file or directory find: `./practice7': No such file or directory find: `./practice9': No such file or directory find: `./practice1': No such file or directory find: `./practice5': No such file or directory find: `./practice3': No such file or directory find: `./practice6': No such file or directory find: `./practice2': No such file (HowTos)