I want to find directory 'node_modules' in the current directory. But I do not need nested 'node_modules'. For example, I do not need 'node_modules' in 'node_modules', only parents. When the directories are found, I want to delete them.


Check for directory exist then delete.

[ -d node_modules ] && rm -rf node_modules

You can skip checking and use only rm:

rm -rf node_modules
  • What does [ -d node_modules ] do? – FreeLightman Jan 16 '17 at 12:34
  • checking if the directory exists. – Ipor Sircer Jan 16 '17 at 12:41

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