find options -empty and -delete

Tim Tassonis stuff at
Tue Sep 10 21:29:20 UTC 2019

On 9/10/19 10:03 PM, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, Sep 10, 2019 at 06:29:02PM +0200, Tim Tassonis wrote:
>> I just found out about a terribly convenient way to recursively delete empty
>> directories with find, using the options -empty and -delete
>> It seems current busybox does not support these, are there any plans to add
>> them?
> Busybox already supports -delete. I have an old patch to add -empty, I'll
> post that.

Great, thank you very much, applied it on 1.30.1, ran it on a kernel 
modules directory with no files in it and it was gone! The other 
directory containing a symlink in  build pointing to a directory stayed 
with only that in it, so I guess all is really well.


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