OT: finding every file not in a list

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 19:21:01 UTC 2010


Aryeh M. Friedman wrote: 
> I have a list of files that should be in a dir tree and want to remove 
> any files from the tree not in list (i.e. if it is on the list keep it 
> else rm it)... any quick way to do this?

Perhaps something like this will help:

	find /dir -type f | \
		grep -v `cat excludelist` | \
		xargs rm 


Glen Barber

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