Remove all the files except abc in the directory

find * ! -name abc | xargs rm

By: eth2net
2010-07-18 08:53:18

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What Others Think

If are doing this " the directory" then we should limit to the Current Working Directory only find * -maxdepth 1 -type f ! -name abc -delete
DaveQB · 600 weeks ago
The use of xargs may be dangerous. See here why Consider using GNU Parallel instead
unixmonkey10455 · 598 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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