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.