OT: finding every file not in a list

Jason jhelfman at e-e.com
Wed Jan 27 19:24:49 UTC 2010

You could probably use rsync with :

     --exclude-from=FILE     read exclude patterns from FILE


On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 02:17:37PM -0500, Glen Barber thus spake:
>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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