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UNIX command for deleting / removing files on today's date

I want to remove all the files in the directory I am in currently in that were created today. So if today is April 3rd then the UNIX commond I am asking for would remove someFile2, someFile3, ...
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I've run wipe programs, yet recovery programs can still recover my pictures. Why? How do I wipe these pictures? [duplicate]

I have some images on my drive that are persisting after an operating system install and multiple high strength drive wipes. Programs like Cipher and CCleaner aren't effective. The partition is small ...
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How to delete all .txt files in Windows 8?

How can I delete all text files (only) from a parent folder and all its child folders (without deleting any of the folders)? I am using Windows 8 but the answer shouldn't be too different for other ...
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Cannot delete folder or files inside

I have a rather strange problem. I have encountered a folder with a file in it, that I can neither see or delete. This is, I believe, a rootkit and I am desperate to get it off my machine. I am logged ...
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Something deleted java.exe, how to find what it was?

On Windows 7 Pro SP1, the files java.exe, javaw.exe and so on are being automatically deleted by something, how can I find out what it is? When I uninstall and re-install java I see these files being ...
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Bulk-deleting inbox mails managed by POSTFIX

Had an issue several hours ago with a client mail account, which got compromised. As a result, he had hundreds of thousands of spam queued in postfix, which lead to several issues. Everything's fixed ...
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Find and delete line in .htaccess file

I am trying to figure out how could possible a command do search and delete line from .htaccess file . the following line is the line i want to search and delete RedirectMatch ...
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How to delete a folder that is being used by the system [duplicate]

I am trying to delete this folder, C:\Windows\System32\catroot. I am using the application, LockHunter and it is telling me that it is being used by the system and the svchost.exe and it is preventing ...
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Is there a quick way to delete all your large files on your Mac?

I know how to use the "all my files" thing and sort by size, but it seems that the largest file that appears there is around 1GB. I suspect there is some other way to list all large files (apps, ...
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Delete multiple files in one command

On the Linux command line, I want to delete 3 files in one command, how would I do it? For instance, I want to delete: public_html.tar.gz dbapp.sql dbwp.sql
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Windows 7 Delete heavily nested folder structure [duplicate]

I was running a node script that went awry and created a folder structure like so: \myfolder \myfolder \file.txt \myfolder \file.txt \myfolder ...
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dropbox--safely deleting a shared folder to clear up space

How can I delete a shared folder on my account, without another user, who was the original administrator of the file, losing their files? I am trying to clear up space on my account being used by ...
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Options For Deleting A Folder, Which Won't Seem to Delete? [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete a folder unsuccessfully. When I try to delete it or move it to the Recycle Bin, the following message appears: As far as I can tell, it is not open in another program or ...
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Issue deleting mails from server

I have a backup email address on my Mac Os X Server that catches all emails sent to my company. There are now over 100.000 emails in the mailbox. I would like to delete all emails but the mail ...
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Create a folder in Win 7 where files will be deleted after a specified period automatically

I would like to have a folder to put items for temporary use. Is this possible in Windows 7? Some sort of .bat file in startup? But I would prefer doing it without restart. Any hints?
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A mysterious folder on my computer [duplicate]

There is a mysterious unidentified folder C:/users/public/L001 where this L001 is the folder bothering me. It has a size of 41 GB . It's size is constantly increasing , about 0.1 GB every 3-4 days. ...
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Unix delete with find: Delete all files that are listed in a file

In my root directory, I have a couple folders named something like AA, BB, CC etc., each containing files in the format AA1001.txt, BB1002.txt etc. In my root folder, I also have a file all_to_delete ...
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Adding a new (hidden) “Delete” Context Menu item to Windows 7

I would like to add a new "Delete" context menu item such that I can delete large amounts of files and folders with a single right click without using explorer because of how slow it is. I have ...
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Getting rid / Moving of pre-set folders in the User folder

So we all know how Windows sets up a user folder, with a few default directories. I am very happy to leave some of them (pictures, Videos etc.) but some are just bothersome and/or useless. I realise ...
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How to remove ubuntu from up's government laptop

I have got HP Pavilion g4 notebook from UP Government and i want to remove Ubuntu from it and only have windows 7 in it and i want to make disk partition (Local disk C,D,E and F). So please help me.
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why delete button is inactive in outlook 2010?

One of my users say that in outlook 2010 the Delete option for removing messages is gray and become inactive. whats caused this problem and whats its solution?
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How can I find out which process deleted a file in a Windows environment?

I use AllwaySync to synchronize a large number of music files across two external drives attached to Windows machines. Recently, several thousand of the files were deleted from one of the drives, and ...
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Windows - Can't delete folder from Recycle Bin and it won't restore

Chain of events: Empty Recycle Bin silently fails. Tried it repeatedly. Selected ranges of items in Recycle Bin and deleted them (some didn't work), narrowing down until only one item was left: a ...
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Delete several directories with a common prefix at the command prompt

I want to delete several subdirectories of the same directory. The directories have "tmp" as the first three characters in their name. This is not working: C:\Documents and Settings\rajesh\Local ...
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Vim on Mac OS X terminal

I'm on Mac OS X 10.9 using Vim 7.4 and I'm looking to find a way to map the key combination behavior "option + delete" to delete a word backwards. Currently, this works on every app in the OS, except ...
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How are defunct networks removed from a LogMeIn Hamachi network?

I have a Hamachi network that I use for work and one that I use w/ friends. For the one that I use w/ friends, I'm the administrator of the network. Occasionally I have to reset my system from time to ...
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When I delete a shortcut folder on my desktop in Win 7, do I actually delete the real folder?

Let's say that I have a folder here C:\Music and I right click on this folder and choose create a shortcut on desktop Now, I have a shortcut Music on my desktop. My question is if I delete the ...
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Some files not appearing in recycle bin

Today I had something very strange happen. I have an Access database which is split into the UI in one file and the data in the other. I had a new version of the UI, so as usual I selected the old ...
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Unable to delete a file, shows path not found error

Due to some malware attack a file named com7.ini.asp got created in my folder and it is hidden when I browse it through Windows. I tried the following: I gave the whole path in the address bar and ...
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How do I delete highlighted syntax in Notepad++?

I have just started learning HTML in Notepad++ and I am playing around with the tags a lot. When my cursor is inside of an open or closed tag both are highlighted automatically in purple. I was ...
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Delete a file that “does not exist” with a strange name

I've read about deleting files which "do not exist" and got as far as del /q /s filename in command prompt. However, the file is named COM^sv3.O[e in the browser. but when i type in dir it = Of ...
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How is free space reclaimed when files are deleted in Windows?

Whenever I delete a large set of files (multiple GB's) I noticed that this doesn't free space as much as I would expect. My expectation is that if I delete a certain amount of data my free space will ...
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How to delete Windows NTFS hard link (mklink /h) while original is in use?

On a Windows NTFS file system, I have a file (say, orig.mp3). I open this file, through this path orig.mp3, in such a way that it is in use (say, by playing it in VLC). Then I create a hard link ...
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How do I delete the Chrome App Launcher?

I'm running OSX 10.8.5 and I can't figure out how to get rid of the Chrome App Launcher. In launchpad when I long click on it and things begin to wiggle there's no X for me to click to delete it. ...
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Can windows search indexer prevent file from deleting?

I know that when windows processes open files for reading, they lock them. How does Windows indexer do that? Can it prevent the file from being deleted in addition to slowing everything down? Can my ...
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Delete all files older than 365 days, but exclude certain folders

Edit: After @Mbu answer I realized that my first approach with leading numbers in folders as criteria to exclude isn't the right way. I decided to use a fixed list of folders to exclude. I want to ...
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Why don't deleted files and folders go away when deleted?

I've got a problem with some of my folders on this PC. At one point I had two folders with exactly the same name too. When I try to delete them I get some odd errors like: Could not find this ...
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Unable to delete File [duplicate]

I'm completely unable to delete a file, which doesn't even show up in Windows, but does in OSX (Mountain Lion) this file was created after uninstalling AppServ (local webserver) Now I need to ...
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How to remove large number of files/folders in linux

We are using hadoop to split a table into smaller files to feed to mahout, but in the process, we created a huge amount of _temporary logs. we have an nfs mount for the hadoop volume so we can use ...
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Can't delete nested libraries file

So, the thing is - I installed Arduino some time ago, and all of a sudden it stopped working. I did som ressearch, but found no answers, until some days ago when I stumbled upon something ...
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How to delete all files inside public_ftp folder and its sub folders which are older than X days using Cron Job?

I want a way to run Cron job (automatically daily) on server that will delete all files only (not folders) which are older than X days from today's date, in the public_ftp folder and all its sub ...
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Excel 2010 Delete Rows with Locked Cells

I have a spreadsheet that has formulas that I want to lock, once the information in the row is completed, i.e. there is a discharge date, I want the end-user to be able to delete the row and insert it ...
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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...
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Emails from Outlook 2010 are still in Start Bar from Windows after removing account

I deleted an account from Outlook 2010 (and I deleted the PST file too) but the emails are still in the Windows Start Bar (if I put any search in this bar, then the emails are displayed there!!!). How ...
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ownCloud sync deleted files

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with ownCloud 1.4.1 sync client and ownCloud 5.0.12 server on Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. Sequence of events: Installation of ownCloud server on the VPS. Configuration, creation of ...
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How to remove all account information in Windows 8 O/S

I have to return a Windows 8 Acer Aspire laptop to the manufacturer and wish to remove all my account information. I've had the machine for one day only and not much has been installed. What is the ...
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How can rm -rf be slower than delete in nautilus?

I had this very surprising situation recently, while trying to delete folders containing many files (think code repo checkout with some 10 thousands files): When I tried to do this via command line ...
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Prevent permanent deletion of files in Windows XP

First, I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. Is there any way to disable the permanent delete? Normally, deleted files go to the Recycle Bin. Can I disable the bypass-recycle-bin-delete ...
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How to delete files owned by other users windows 7? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that I used to install programs on, I have since formatted my c drive and use the external drive as a storage only drive. There are however two remnants left over from ...
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Service Running under Local System account can't delete a file in system32 on windows 7

I have an executable file in my system32 that I want to remove on startup using a service that I have written. The service that's attempting the deletion is running under Local System account. The ...