Wednesday, July 1, 2009

delete multiple files/directory with exclusion

I have multiple files in a directory and I was logged in thru my bash shell. Then I just issue the command below.

rm -rf $(ls|grep -E '[^(^ext$)|(mootools)]')

grep -E will execute an extended regular expression so ext and mootools will be retain or excluded upon deletion of files in the current directory.

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