find . -type f ! -name "*.foo" -name "*.bar" -delete

Delete all files in a folder that don't match a certain file extension

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.
Sample Output
enki 13:09:08 /tmp/foo/bar $ find . ! -name "*.xml" ! -name "*.js" -type f -delete
enki 13:12:23 /tmp/foo/bar $

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By: sh1mmer
2010-10-07 20:17:38

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