Linux command to delete empty fastq.gz files
I am wondering how to use Linux command to remove all the fastq.gz files within a folder.
As the compressed fastq.gz has a size of 20 bytes even if it’s empty after decompressing, I am not sure how to delete (and list) them.
I tried to list them when I was in the folder – but somehow
find . -size 20 returned nothing. However,
ls -l did tell me there were a bunch of size 20 fastq.gz files.
Here is an example of a set of “empty” fastq.gz files:
gzip --list xxxxxxx.gz compressed uncompressed ratio uncompressed_name 20 0 0.0% xxxxxxx.fastq
Thank you so much!
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