Find and delete all files containing a specific word

If you’re like me, you can accumulate thousands of files on your computer (duplicates, renamed or whatever) … keeping track, managing, deleting can become a nightmare. If you have a Linux based computer you can easily manage your files using SSH.

So here’s the solution to find and delete all files containing a specific word within the filename?

Whether it’s a Mac or a Linux Server use an SSH program like Terminal or Putty to access the folder you want to manage your files in.

To find all files with ‘X’ word in filename

e.g. find all files IF they contain the word DELETE in them here is the Linux command:

find . -name \*DELETE\*.* -type f

To find and remove all files with ‘X’ word in filename

e.g. find all files and delete IF they contain the word DELETE in them here is the same Linux command with the remove element added in.

find . -name \*DELETE\*.* -type f -exec rm {} \;

Finding The Right Web Host

It’s not surprising that many people have no idea about website hosting and how to go about organise it the right way.  While us ‘techie people’ think it’s as easy as breathing, many are intimidated and quite often get sucked in to spending more than they have to simply because they don’t really know.  Kind of like not knowing about mechanics, and then being told by a mechanic that your engine needs replacing when really an oil change and a service are all that is needed.

The process for hosting a web site can be made simple as long as you know or know someone who knows a few basics like:

  • How/where to register a domain name
  • How/where to manage your domain name
  • How/where to set up a web hosting account
  • And of course building the site itself
  • How/where to set up emails
  • How to sort out Search Engine Optimisation

So when it comes to web hosting, you need to find someone who knows what they’re doing unless you’re willing to learn it all yourself.

Luckily my company DISKMANdotNet has had over 20 years experience in this exact area.  Our longevity in this business has been the saviour of many clients.  Some of our clients have been with us from day one.  It’s because we know what we’re doing, we make it easy for the client and they don’t have to worry about any of this at all.  I am glad I don’t have to look after my own teeth.  I have a dentist for that!

More often than we’d like to remember we’ve had to take that phone call from a client who is in tears, their web site is gone, their emails wont work and they have no idea where to go next.  Luckily they’ve had a friend or colleague point them in my direction and within a few hours or days we’ve got everything back in order. Domain name, web site and emails all reactivated.  Happy days for all.

Read more about what you should consider before choosing a web host at DISKMANdotNet.

Creative Blog Writing Service

Writing posts for your news or blog section on your web site can be intimidating.  Even if you have and idea for or written your post you may be time poor; or you haven’t got the expertise to set it up in your blog (such as WordPress).

Of course you need:

  1. An idea to write about
  2. An image that suits the story
  3. To correctly tag and keyword optimise your post
  4. Some links to pages in your site or external site
  5. To share your post on your social media

For some it’s all too hard and that’s why my company DISKMANdotNet has partnered with IntelReach to provide a great Creative Blog Writing service for our clients.

For a small fee per month, the blogging service can organise your blog or news section with minimal input from the client.

All the client has to do is provide a 200-400 word (or longer) story or piece for the blog and IntelReach will do the rest:

  • Spell check, grammar check and format to a blog post
  • Insert hyperlinks back to the client’s website based on their key words and their priorities
  • Choose a relevant picture (people love pictures)
  • Categorise, tag, and post to the blog
  • Submit to the client’s social media (at least twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)

If you or someone you know would benefit from a creative blog writing service like this visit DISKMANdotNet.

Today’s Discovery – Learnt vs Learned

US vs British spelling and grammar has often confused us all at one time or another.

Well what have we learnt (or learned)?

Wiki Answers helps us better understand the difference between these two words….

The British English way of the past tense word learn is learnt. The American English way of the past tense word learn is learned.

“Learnt” is more used in UK and Canada while “Learned” is more used in USA

In addition, either term can be used as an adjective (“the learnt material” vs “the learned material”) following the same rules.

Also, there is a 2 syllable word, learnéd (though the accent on the e has been more or less completely dropped since the advent of modern English, meaning you’ll only see the accent in Shakespeare’s works and that of his contemporaries or predecessors). “Learnéd” (pronounced learn-ed) is an adjective meaning that the subject has done a lot of learning. It is more or less synonymous with “wise.”