find: Part Two
On Lamp tells us more about
"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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