Recursively Deleting Files in UbuntuLinux

Neat way to recursively delete files in directory specified from command line....

find /media/data/Images -name \*.gif -exec rm {} \;


Source: Adapted from TechRecipes
In the example above, I'm deleting GIF image files from the Images directory. Saves me the trouble of clicking my way through a few zillion folders.

REMOVING EMPTY DIRECTORIES RECURSIVELY
Careful with this command...switch to the parent directory where you have all the empty directories, and then execute the following to remove all empty directories.
find -depth -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

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