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I am looking for a simple .sh script which can scan the current folder and sub folders recursively for 0 byte files. I know this can be done in only a few lines, but I'm quite noobian on the command line of Linux. It would be great if the output could be listed to a text file, like > 0byte.txt.

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Use find command:

find /path/to/directory -type f -empty > zerobyte.txt
  • -type f look only for files
  • -empty finds empty files
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  • thanks ! it works ! i changed the path so that i could scan the current folder and all of its subfolders - find ./ -type f -empty > 0byte.txt – Bas Lamerichs Jan 31 at 15:01

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