How to find and delete directory recursively on Linux or Unix-like system

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I type ‘find . -type d -iname foo -delete‘ command to find the foo directories and delete them. However, I am getting an error message that read as find: cannot delete './hourly.4/data/foo': Directory not empty on Linux server. How do delete directories based on find command output on Linux or Unix-like system?

How to find all hard links in a directory on Linux

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I have a file named /etc/passwd i and I would like to find all hard links to this file in a directory. How do I find out all other hard links to the /etc/passwd in /backups/ directory? How can find all hard links to a given file using Linux or Unix command line option?