# Selective deletion in BASH.

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mrmrcoleman    320
Hello, I need to delete an entire directory tree plus all the files in it APART from anything with ".svn" in the name. I can only assume that I am looking at a combination of ls and rm -rf but what that combination is, I don't know. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Mark

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CipherCraft    163
Quick, top of my head, try something like:
find . ! -name "*.svn" -delete

Check this on a copy first, though. [wink] Check
man find
for more details.

hth,
CipherCraft

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mrmrcoleman    320
Thanks. :)