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Re: [leafnode-list] Monster directory hierarchy

>    Cornelius> Yes. (How did you accomplish this?)
>I would use:
>find <dirname> -type d | xargs rmdir

Actually, I did:

find <dirname> -type d | tac | xargs rmdir --verbose --ignore-fail-on-non-empty

The tac makes all the deletions occur in one pass, because find will emit the 
parent before the subdirectories (tac reverses the order of lines in a file 
--- cat backwards). The --ignore-fail-on-non-empty prevents rmdir barfing the 
first time it finds a populated directory.

Actually, because the initial find took about ten minutes, I split it up into 
two sections with a temporary file, but that was the essence.

I now have 20 entries in /var/spool/news. Ta.

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