How to find and delete files in Linux

Using the find command in Linux you can search for file names matching a specific pattern and optional delete them.

Find all files ending in pdf.1 at and below the current directory

find . -name "*.pdf.1" -type f

Delete all files ending in pdf.1 at and below the current directory

find . -name "*.pdf.1" -type f -delete

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