Is it possible to check on extension and delete a file?


#1

Hi,

I have been struggling to write a ruby script that can detect if a file
with a certain extension exists and to delete that file.

I have this:

require ‘find’
total_size = 0

Find.find(ENV[“HOME”]) do |path|
if FileTest.directory?(path)
if File.basename(path)[1] == ?.
Find.prune # Don’t look any further into this directory.
else
next
end
else
total_size += FileTest.size(path)
end
end
total_size = total_size / 1024
print "Current home directory “,total_size / 1024, " MB\n”,
FileTest

it checks the home dir and reports how much space it takes but i also
want to delete certain files. Is this possible? if so, can you give me
an example so i can work it out?


#2

Ark De appel wrote:

it checks the home dir and reports how much space it takes but i also
want to delete certain files. Is this possible? if so, can you give me
an example so i can work it out?

I was reading http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/FileUtils.html
Did you try something like FileUtils.rm Dir.glob(’*.so’)?