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unix script to dos script

Hi guys,

What would be the equivalent of this unix command from a ksh script in a cmd script in DOS shell?

find . -type d -name blahblah -exec rm {} \;

Thanks!
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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vrungel

Thanks. My goal was to remove the directory and its contents. So the correct unix command would be

find . -type d -name blahblah -exec rm -Rf {} \;

Now, command dir /s/b/ad blahblah correctly finds directories I need, but I was wondering if it's possible to delete those directories and their contents (rd /s/q) on the fly rather than redirecting them to a list?

By the way, to supress the del confirmation, you need to use /q :)
NVRAM

>Now, command dir /s/b/ad blahblah correctly finds directories I need, but I was wondering if it's possible to delete those
>directories and their contents (rd /s/q) on the fly rather than redirecting them to a list?

Well, you could always install CygWin and the other GNU tools, and use:
   find . -type d -name blahblah -exec rm -rf {} \;
:-)  

But otherwise I don't know of a way without using the file.  Run "help for" (in a DOS shell) and check out the backquoted-command
syntax --it failed to work for me (on MS Windows XP Pro), but I didn't try too hard.  You might have better luck if you want.

>By the way, to supress the del confirmation, you need to use /q :)

I stared right at it (ran "del /?" twice) and still missed it.  Doh.


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