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delete all files except a pattern list file

I need to delete all the files in the current directory except a list of patterns that are described in a whitelist file (delete_whitelist.txt) like this: How can I perform this in one bash line? Answer Any bash script can fit on one line: Check the output and then, if it’s OK:

Delete all files except a few using bash command

I have a directory containing lot of files in different formats. I would like to know how I can delete all files with specific format (Lets say *.dat) except a few files in a same format (e.g. A.dat and B.dat). Please advise! Answer I’d write a little script (as a command-line one-liner it is slightly too big): As an alternative,

How to enable confirmation alert when using ‘rm’ command to delete files / folders? [closed]

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Command Line to find and delete Similar files in Linux

I want to find and delete all the “similar files as shown below” recursively from the specified directory of my Linux Server by Using COMMAND LINE…. “file.php?p=10&file=load%2Fnew Animations 1%2FAwesome_flowers-(text1).gif&sort=0” “file.php?p=10&file=load%2Fnew Games 1%2FAwesome_flowers_-(text1).gif&sort=1” Note: All these files having different file sizes and The mathed text is in all files is “file.php?p***” Answer This should help you to delete files recursively.. find