The following is what I want to do but I dont know how to do it.
1.Delete multiple directories and their subdirectories.I want all files that ends with BSCXXX eg APSTBSC1,MTCBSC23 etx
2.Then I would like to use crontab to delete these folders after every 15 mins
3.Folders are in this path /opt/var/test (thus where APSTBSC1 etc are.No worry about subdirectories)
I use the command rm -rf directory but i came across the following article : Article
That suggests that rsynch to an empty folder is the fastest way? rsync -a –delete empty/ a Why is this the case ?
Is there another faster method to delete a nonEmpty folder ?
In an old version of Unix, the rm command would delete directories if they were empty. From the Research Unix Eighth Edition man page for rm: "If an entry is a directory it is removed only if empty." I like this behaviour, so I've got this alias in my /etc/profile: alias rm='rm -d' I'm using the GNU coreutils version of rm, in which -d tells rm to go ahead and remove directories if they're empty.
I am having the same problem as described here since two weeks. I even did not notice it at first.I know the workaround, deleting it also with shift + del. But why is that now? I cannot even delete files on all Windows file systems as root.