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Just recently I tried out a backup utility, and wanted to back up the local copies I have of some websites on my MacBook (OS X)

Unfortunately, the utility left two files in every directory it backed up: .shadowFileList and .shadowFolderFlagPlist

I have now removed the backup from that directory, but it still left the files and I would very much like to get rid of the dotfiles.

I am not really a command line power user, but know that's the best way to do it. I suspect I would have to pipe the output of find to rm.

How do you do this?

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% find UPMOST_RELEVANT_PATH -name ".shadowFileList" -delete

obviously, do the same for any other filename you want to throw away...

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