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Linuxhelp _ General Discussion _ Need help with rm command

Posted by: Jayson Jan 3 2012, 02:11 PM

Hello,

Just started using Red Hat Linux at work for our Magma 5 program and once a month we archive our files.

This usually takes me 3 to 5 hours going through each directory and putting files on a disc to burn them,

My question is.

Is there anyway to use rm command to delete the files not needed when we do our backups so I'm not having to go through each directory and manually delete the files before moving the directory onto a disk to burn?

I tried something like this

find * -maxdepth 0 -name 'ProjectDB' -name '*.dbs' -name '*.db' -name '*.geo' -name 'stl\ files' -prune -o -exec rm -rf '{}' ';'

but as you can guess it's deleting everything in the directory even the files and folders I want to keep.

Thanks for you help.

Posted by: michaelk Jan 17 2012, 07:05 PM

This might help
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-unix-how-to-find-and-remove-files/

Posted by: VeTRooTJef Mar 8 2012, 05:18 AM

Rather useful message

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