Clean-up release directories keeping the only the latest two

find . -maxdepth 1 -type d | grep -Pv "^.$" | sort -rn --field-separator="-" | sed -n '3,$p' | xargs rm -rf
Deletes capistrano-style release directories (except that there are dashes between the YYYY-MM-DD)
Sample Output
user@server:~/apps/appname/releases$ ls
2010-12-02-121502  2010-12-01-215457

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