[ubuntu-uk] How to delete all .m4a files from music library

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Tue Oct 16 19:11:26 BST 2007

Try this:

find /path/to/music -name "*.m4a" -exec rm {} \;


Mac wrote:
> I've got a mixture of .flac and .m4a files of the same music scattered 
> through the multiple sub directories in ~/music.  I want to delete all 
> the .m4a files from which ever subdirectory they happen to be in, 
> leaving the .flac files in their current directories.  (It would be nice 
> to delete any directories that have become empty because they only had 
> .m4a files in them - but that would be a bonus!)
> I'd be grateful for advice about how to do this 'selective recursive 
> delete' - I can't work out a terminal command with this effect.
> Sorry if this is dead obvious - I can't see how to do it.
> Mac

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