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Old 05-10-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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Deleting files particular type of file using rm?


Hello,

Let's say I have 3 .sh files in a dir and a whole lot of files that are named like this:
index.html.1
index.html.2
index.html.3 ... and so on. How would I delete all of the html files? rm *.html won't work because of the number at the end. I know I could just move the 3 shell scripts out of there and delete the rest but I'm curious if there is another way without moving files. Anyone know?




Thanks,
vxc

p.s: If you think I can't do this with a single command and a shell script might work, I'll move this thread to the programming forum.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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try:

Code:
rm *html*
This should do the trick provided the string "html" does not appear in any of the names of the files you don't want removed.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gillingham
try:

Code:
rm *html*
This should do the trick provided the string "html" does not appear in any of the names of the files you don't want removed.
Yup, that's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!
 
Old 05-11-2007, 09:47 PM   #4
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OR
Code:
rm index*
Providing the word "index" is not the 'first' word of any file,s name you do not want removed. If so, you can lengthen it to:
Code:
rm index.html*

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 05-11-2007 at 09:49 PM.
 
  


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