Hector is a RHEL Sysadmin at IBM. He wants to find and delete all images with a .jpg extension in /home/hectorz/images/. What command will he execute?

Hector can execute the following command to find and delete all images with a .jpg extension in the "/home/hectorz/images/" directory:

find /home/hectorz/images/ -type f -name "*.jpg" -delete

Explanation of the command:

  • find /home/hectorz/images/: Specifies the starting directory as "/home/hectorz/images/" where the search will be conducted.
  • -type f: Searches for regular files.
  • -name "*.jpg": Specifies the filename pattern to search for. The "*.jpg" pattern matches files with a .jpg extension.
  • -delete: Deletes the found files.

Please note that the -delete option in the find command is used to delete the files directly, without prompting for confirmation. Therefore, it's essential to exercise caution and double-check the command before executing it, as the deletion is permanent.

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