How do I use a for loop in Unix to remove files?
You can use the following bash for loop or ksh for loop syntax to delete files using the rm command.
Use a Bash For Loop To Delete Files in Unix
for f in /path/to/dir/*.txt do # if file, delete it [ -f "$f" ] && rm "$f" done
See Bash for loop tutorial for more information.
Use a KSH For Loop To Delete Files in Unix
for f in /path/to/dir/*.c~; do # if it is a file, delete it if [ -f $f ] then rm "$f" fi done
See KSH for loop tutorial for more information.
rm Command with Wild Cards
A better solution is to delete all files using wild cards as follows:
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