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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    NetworkGeezer: I disagree. There's nothing wrong with using any linux system (non-critical server, workstation, live cd - whatever) - it doesn't take much to mount a samba share and use the power of the command line to get the job done.

    We had a similar task a while ago trying to remove a load of folders from a network share - Windows kept throwing up messages that aborted it so had to be started again. Mounted on a linux box and a quick 'rm -rfv /mnt/dir/*' had the job done in seconds.

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    Personal preference and comfort zones come to mind, I dont use linux much myself , at least not yet and when it comes to removing stuff and command line in terms of linux, personally I wouldnt be too comfortable with using linux to do it, not saying its not a good way of doing it or its not safe but in the wrong hands could be if you dont know what ya doing although googling it wouldnt be too hard

    Now that you mentioned that command, I dont spose you have a document or at least point me in the right direction so I can look that one up to see what it does and if it has any other switches etc etc


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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    Code:
    gecko@linuxbox:~$ man rm


    I highly recommend the Linux Phrasebook by Scott Granneman

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    @webman: Is someone being a smartarse?

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    No, just 'pointing him in the direction' as per his last paragraph. I don't have a Tux avatar 8)

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
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    I highly recommend the Linux Phrasebook by Scott Granneman
    Is that downloadable ( If so where do I get it ) if not then I will check that out in a bit on amazon, unless you know somewhere better ?

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    Dont know if it's downloadable, but its fairly cheap on amazon for what is a good pocket reference. Got a good rating in Linux Format too

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    I found it and I get paid this week so might do that , does that just explain what the commands do or is it more of a dip ya feet in and give you a basic walk abouts on whats what kinda deal or what ?

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    @gecko

    I've got a boot floppy that will do everything you need ... just stick it in your PC and type
    fdisk /mbr

    Trust me ... it'll be fine

    ;-)
    (and yes ... I could always build a boot disk for his Mac and applescript trashing volumes ... but I am not that nasty ... I'll leave that to Geoff ;-)!!)

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    could always be worse ......




    could always have you in front of the computer , never mind any of that lol

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    @gecko: It's full of useful day-to-day command line stuff with lots of real examples, and explains the what and why of commands.

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    Eep. I wasn't making a flamebait comment, I just found it odd that someone would reboot from Windows just to complete a single task... Point taken about odd filenames although I haven't had any problems myself.

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    Re: delete same folder from all users home area

    as usual dir /x and then deleteing the short name from cmd prompt, may have to start at the bottom level with the invalid name. I've never found any files I couldn't delete with the short name.



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