Delete .DS_Store recursively from all directories and sub-directories
On a Mac, it is common to run into an issue when committing files to a git repo, where a file named
.DS_Store appears in every folder. This file, although it contains useful information for the directory, is usually not something you want to commit to your repo. Similar problems exist on linux as well.
Sometimes, despite adding this to your
.gitignore file, it still somehow ends up in your git repo. To remove all instances of a particular file, such as .DS_Store, on your computer, you can run the following command:
find . -name ".DS_Store" -delete
If you want to delete any other file, just replace ".DS_Store" with that file's name. The below, for example, will delete all files called "main.js".
find . -name "main.js" -delete
This will work on Linux and Mac.
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