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Re: scripting question



In article <20030416001851.351A8422C@sitemail.everyone.net>,
Maria Rodriguez  <maria@gatormail.ws> wrote:
>Hello!
>I have a directory that has a lot of subdirectories, only one of which I
>want to keep.  Let's say I want to keep only the "B" subdirectory below:
>
>/path/to/A
>/path/to/B
>/path/to/C
>
>Is there a way >>> on the command line <<< to remove all the directories
>other than B?

'find' version:

$ cd /path/to
$ find . -path ./B -prune -o -print | xargs rm -rf

See 'man find', under the '-path' option there's almost literally
the above example.

pure 'sh' version:

$ cd /path/to
$ for i in *; do if [ "$i" != B ]; then rm -rf $i; fi; done

Mike.



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