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File Clean up

Can someone give me a way(a script,maybe ) to force Finder to search and destroy certain'named' files?
I need to run this as a Shutdown Item to clear out spurious unwanted files at the end of the day on ALL available disks.
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mog
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mog
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weedCommented:
heres a handy script thatll do it.

tell application "Finder"
      select file "whatever"
      delete selection
      
      select file "whatever" of folder "a folder" of folder "another folder" of startup disk
      delete selection
end tell

You will need to edit the script to work for your situation as well as add other files. This script deletes imaginary items on my HD.

The first part works for files that are on the dekstop, the second part works for nested files/folders. I created the script by opening the Script Editor and hitting the record button, then deleting all the files i wanted to delete, you can speed it up by eliminating the lines that tell the finder to open windows or make selections. Save it as an application and put it in your shutdown items folder.
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mogAuthor Commented:
Thanks weed. I will experiment with this
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