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Recursively deleting a specified directory

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I have a big tree directory structure, each directory having a cvs directory inside it (except for the cvs directory itself).  I want to recursively delete just the CVS directories but leave all the others intact.  I know that I will need to use something like grep, find, rm, -R, but I can't seem to get it right.  Any ideas?  Thanks!!!!!

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rmkandan earned 400 total points
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Hi alpine,

Try using the following command to delete files

find . -name "/cvs/*.*" -print | xarg rm -r | more

bye
Mani.r.
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by:alpine
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Thank you!  Not exactly correct but your help definitely brought me to the solution:

find . -name CVS -print | xargs rm -r | more

Thank you again.  You saved me a lot of time!!!!
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by:alpine
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Thank you!  Not exactly correct but your help definitely brought me to the solution:

find . -name CVS -print | xargs rm -r | more

Thank you again.  You saved me a lot of time!!!!
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