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I opened up nano yesterday to just look at a file and noticed that inside of my home directory I have a very large amount of files in there that can be deleted. They are there because awhile back I accidentally turned my home directory into a git repo. I undid this, but I want to clean up the mess that I could only see when viewing the folder when searching for a file using nano.
I have this same problem in my trash bin where I have so many files in it from bad git repos that I cannot just click on the trash bin and click empty bin all 8 gigs plus the swap get used up and nothing gets deleted.
How can I delete files from the terminal where the files meet a certain pattern? I have tried the following command:
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/Files/*
rm -rf ~/.local/share/Trash/info/*
and I eventually some time later get a message that there are just to many files and it does not delete.
I would like to say delete all files that start or end with some pattern like
.quo or whatever they might be. To sum it up:
How do I list all the files so that I can at least start finding some begining or ending patterns to identify those for deletion How do I use that pattern to delete them?