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  • This command is recursive and will delete in all directories in ".". It will find and delete all files not specified with ! -name "pattern". In this case it's file extensions. -type f means it will only find files and not directories. Finally the -delete flag ask find to delete what it matches. You can test the command by running it first without delete and it will list the files it will delete when you run it. Show Sample Output

    find . -type f ! -name "*.foo" -name "*.bar" -delete
    sh1mmer · 2010-10-07 20:17:38 0

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