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 find: Part Two

On Lamp tells us more about find.

"This command works, but it may not always be the best way to remove a large number of files. Whenever you use the -exec switch, a separate process is created for every file that find finds. This may not be an issue if you are only finding a small amount of files on your home computer. It may be an issue if you are finding hundreds or thousands of files on a production system. Regardless, this method does consume more resources and is slower than other methods."

 (Submitted by Noel Wed Mar 20, 2002 )


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