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Find All Backup Files In A Directory

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Find out where the backup files are. Backup files end with ~, for example test.php~


find . -name *~ -print


For finding and deleting them:

find . -name "*~" -exec rm {} \;


The \ is for preventing the "find: missing argument to `-exec'" error
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