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    Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    Choose the directory you want to clean out.
    Code:
    cd /path_to _folder_you_want_to_clean
    Code:
    find . -name *.ini -type f -print0 | xargs -0 /bin/rm
    finds and deletes all the .ini
    Code:
     find . -name *.db -type f -print0 | xargs -0 /bin/rm
    finds and deletes all the .db
    Last edited by swoll1980; April 30th, 2009 at 11:54 PM.
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    Re: Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    Cool, XP via Virtualbox dumps crap in my home folder when I mount it as a network drive. This works well to get ride of these files.
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    Re: Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Aspect View Post
    Cool, XP via Virtualbox dumps crap in my home folder when I mount it as a network drive. This works well to get ride of these files.
    You can also use
    Code:
    find . -name *.jpg -type f -print0 | xargs -0 /bin/rm
    To pull the album art out of your music folders. Make sure you change to you music directory first.
    Code:
     cd /path_to_your_music_folder
    Make sure your in the right folder
    Code:
    ls
    Then go ahead and execute the command
    WARNING!!! If your in the wrong directory you could delete all your photos
    Last edited by swoll1980; April 30th, 2009 at 10:41 PM.
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    Re: Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    I was was just thinking; If you have wine installed I wouldn't do it from your ~/ ,but rather pick specific folders you want to rid of .ini because the wine programs might need the .ini I'm not sure
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    Re: Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    And beware that f-spot keeps the photo info in a .db file in ~/.gnome2/f-spot/photos.db. Get rid of that and you will need to re-import all your photos again, along with all their tags.

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    Re: Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    f-spot
    And Thunderbird, Firefox, Exaile.... that first command probably isn't the safest thing to run blindly.

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    Re: Get rid of all those anoying .ini ,and .db Windows left in your files in 3 steps

    Yeah we should defiantly pick the directory we want to clean out, and not use ~/ I had know Idea Linux used all these Windowss files. Now I just have to ask why. The command does save a lot of time though. I cleaned out 100s and 100s of junk files in a few seconds.
    Last edited by swoll1980; April 30th, 2009 at 11:57 PM.
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