Sometimes we have to delete files of specific format (common extensions, ends with ~, etc) which were spanned over a group of directories. To do so, we follow certain methods.
Lets do it by an example.
In my case, I've o create the temporary files, i.e., the ones ending with ~.
Method 1: Delete them manually
Method 2: Goto each such directory and run the following command
First two methods need more time and to use third method, we must know the depth of recursion.
Following method will solve our problem.
Method Friendly: Run the following command from the parent directory from which you are deleting the files.
find . -name '*~' -type f -deleteThis will delete all files ending with ~, from the current directory and also all its sub-directories.