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Old 06-22-2002, 08:45 AM   #1
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Script on linux to delete certain files

I think this may have to be done in C, but no clue. I figured you all out there have done this and may possibly be able to give me a script.

I have a bunch of pictures. Lets say all in /home/pictures. In this directory there are pics such as 1.jpg, 2.jpg, 5.jpg, 103.jpg. A bunch of them. I want to write a script where I can fill in the name of the pictures (like have a file with all the pics that i want to delete) and then run the script to delete them instead of manually deleting pictures.

My ultimate goal is to run a script to read an oracle db and based on whether the pic is found in the db, i will know if i should delete the picture.

MAybe someone can give me a hint on how to accomplish this. I dont necessarily need someone to code it for me, i can prob figure it out, jsut need the logic.
Old 06-22-2002, 09:31 AM   #2
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heh, like how many pictures?
Old 06-22-2002, 01:09 PM   #3
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couldnt you put the names of the pics in a plain text .dat file (each name on a separate line) then do
rm-f | cat pics.dat
(i have no clue if this woukd work... I doubt it will)

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