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Find Empty Files and Directories from Command Line

If you are anything like me, you like to keep your projects as tight as possible.  By “tight” I mean no lingering, useless files or directories, because bloat is an incredible annoyance and distraction.  And we don’t want distractions, do we?

There’s a really easy way to find empty files and directories from the command line:

find /path/to/source/directory -empty

The result will be a list of empty files or directories which you can gloriously remove from your project and relax knowing you’re running an incredibly tight ship.