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I can do the following in Linux:

find . -name "*.zip" | xargs rm

What is its equivalent in Windows (XP, if it matters)?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Have you tried

del /S /P *.zip
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Just beat me by a 1 minute. (…) offers help and recommends del /S command. – secureBadshah Sep 12 '11 at 11:22
  1. My way: install Cygwin, find . -name '*.zip' -delete
  2. User way: Find '.zip' in Total Commander, "feed to list box", select all, delete.
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