How to find and Delete the empty Directories And Files In UNIX !!!

The following command would help you find empty files & directory

find . -type d -empty — for directory
find . -type f -empty — for files

Delete all empty directories under the current directory using the following command :

find . -type d -empty -exec rmdir {} \;

To see the count of files users have in use the following command :

wc -l find . -type f -empty | wc -l
&
For non-empty files count :
find . -type f -not -empty | wc -l

In all the above examples replace the ( . – dot) with directory absolute path under which you would like to search the files.

Note: It is not recommended to remove empty directories from any system directories.


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