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How to remove all conflicted files from a Dropbox folder

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This surely is trivial to most developers, but I am not exactly a wizard when it comes to bash scripting. So let me just post this as a note to myself.

This is how you remove all files that contain a specific substring in their file name. In this example I use it to remove all the conflict files in a Dropbox folder:

Open your terminal and navigate to the folder that contains the files that should be removed. This folder can also contain subfolders. Files in subfolders will also be removed if they contain the substring “Konflikt”.

Then use the following command:

As you can see, my system language is German, so Dropbox names all conflicted files with the Keyword “Konflikt”. Just change that to your system language.

Be careful! Once you have removed the files there is no turning back. No “undo” button here!!!


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