Remove all but one specific file

rm -f !(survivior.txt)

By: RanyAlbeg
2010-09-26 04:50:55

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Thx! Usual I done it with find . ! -name ... Nice tip.
bogomips · 591 weeks and 1 day ago
Humph? It does not work in Z-Shell neither in BASH. Am I doing something wrong?
Minoru · 591 weeks and 1 day ago
Got it working in BASH. It's all about 'extglob' option???set it: shopt -s extglob and command would work. Still looking for solution for ZSH.
Minoru · 591 weeks and 1 day ago
For zsh rm -f ^survivior.txt will do but it requires extended_glob
RanyAlbeg · 591 weeks and 1 day ago
Thanks, RanyAlbeg. That really works!
Minoru · 591 weeks and 1 day ago
You welcome ;)
RanyAlbeg · 591 weeks and 1 day ago
I never feel comfortable specifying the file I want to keep in an rm command.
matthewdavis · 590 weeks and 6 days ago
Use backups a few times and then you'll get used to it.
RanyAlbeg · 575 weeks and 6 days ago
As has been noted zsh uses "^" as the 'not' and while the use of 'not' for a none interactive rm may be potencially dangerious, the 'not' is not :) Some examples: ls *^.jpg ls *[^$(date +%F)].*
khayyam · 461 weeks and 2 days ago
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zyf543 · 302 weeks and 2 days ago

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