I want to remove all the .jpg files from my Music folder in order to save room. My Music folder contains subfolders, and I would like to know if there is a command to remove all the .jpg files from all these folders regardless of their level. Thanks for your help!
The easiest way (if you are using Ubuntu Desktop):
Go to your Music folder in Nautilus, press Ctrl+F and search for
& then delete it
You can also change the location and you can make your search more specific.
Be More specific after searching
.jpg Clicking on green button
Select File type Picture & then remove
jpg from search only
. dot & then
reload as shown in pic below
What it does it will search Picture file like
.jpg .png .gif& all other file which are in
A quick and clean solution for the command line would be
cd <dir> find . -type f -iname \*.jpg -delete
.tells to start searching in the current folder.
-type ftells find only to look for files.
-inamemakes the search case insensitive.
-deletetells find to delete/remove all files found.
CAUTION! I recommend running the command without
-delete first to get a list of the files that will be removed when
-delete is included in the command. This way a small typo won't delete anything you didn't intend to.
For more information on how to use
find and what it can do see
find will not produce any output when
-delete is used.
Regarding the comment on multiple extensions
find . -type f \( -name \*jpg -o -name \*png \) -delete
( .. )Group expression. Needs to be escaped from the shell, hence
\( .. \)in the example
So the above example will match any file which has either
png at the end of it's name. More extensions can be added in the same way. Just make sure to remember
-o between every
-name statement, if
-o is not specified
find will default to
-a (and) which won't work since a file can't end in both
png at the same time.