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> The Rm Command, the syntax for input to a (rm) command
post May 2 2003, 11:56 AM
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I want to, in a directory, delete all files but the ones ending with .c
somewhere I read that this line would do it:

rm $(ls -1|grep -v ".c$")

but I just get the following output:

Illegal variable name.

I understand the "ls -1|grep..." part, but not how I redirect that output
to an input for the rm command.

Can anyone out there help me?
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post May 4 2003, 12:30 AM
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Why not this?

rm -f *.c

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post May 9 2003, 07:14 AM
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rm -rf `ls -l |grep -v .c`


ls -l | grep -v .c | xargs rm -rf

should work. try it out on fake shit first though smile.gif
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