General :: Delete All Files In A Directory Except The 7 Latest Ones?

Dec 4, 2010

Here is how i am isolating the 7 latest files

Code:
ls -ltr | tail -7

is there a way to give that negated list to the rm command? or should i be using the find command with an exec {}?

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General :: Delete Files In A Directory - RM?

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I have a USB drive that I boot using SysLinux. I think select one of several options to complete a task. I do not have access to edit those Kernels. I need to add a option from the Syslinux menu where I can delete all the files from a specific directory.

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Is there a way to remove such subdirectories owned by others under a directory owned by me?

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I am facing a problem in Windows due to a virus called Newfolder.exe which creats files with the same name as it's parent directory and an extension .exe and this happens for every directory in the entire hierarchy in the infected pen drive. The antivirus detects them, but is sucking slow. So I thought this is a good opportunity to use the concepts of the all mighty shell script to remove those as they follow the same pattern. Say my complete path is

Code:

/home/pkd/fol1/

The virus would have created an file with complete paths

Quote:

/home/pkd/fol1.exe

If fol1 has two more directories fol11 and fol12 Then there would be two more .exe(virus created) in the following path

Quote:

/home/pkd/fol11/fol11.exe
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I am trying to dl the files located here: http://good.net/dl/bd/CCCamp-2007/video/m4v/ using wget.

Now when I use the command wget -r -A .m4v http://good.net/dl/bd/CCCamp-2007/video/m4v/

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suppose
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path = /home/share
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[Code].....

I know user cannot delete share directory here. But user can create any number of directories of files in share.

I would like to create directories in share which cannot be added or deleted.

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I have been trying to write a script that will take a directory, for example /accounts compress it into a .tar file with the filename containing the date of compression, for example accounts030210.tar and then place that file into a directory called /archive

I also want the script to delete files in /archive that are older than 7 days.

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i want to copy the latest 10 files from one holder to another. All the files start with the number 2 and this is what i have so far:

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All I have is this...

*/15 * * * * ls -l | wc -l | [filename] | mail -s "This is just a test" [email address]

I would rather not write a bash script. Is there an easier way to do this? I was looking into some commands like find and grep.

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Sep 25, 2010

I am trying to use an old box as backup server. I have tried a couple of possibilities along the lines of:

Quote:

rsync -a --delete --progress --log-file=/home/$USER/info.txt -e ssh /home /etc root@192.168.0.106:/mnt/back

The problem is it does not delete files that has been removed from my local system?
I run the command as root on the local system.

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Ubuntu server recently had issues with a disk. fsck seemed to correct everything, but I have one directory that I can't delete, chown, chgrp, chmod, etc.

Here's the listing for the directory
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Note the sticky bit is set and the uid is a number that does not appear in /etc/passwd.

Even as root, any attempt to delete, chmod, chown, etc. gives "Operation not permitted".

Since sticky bit on a directory restricts delete to the owner and the owner is invalid, I am stuck. I need to delete this directory.

How can I fix this?

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If I have a directory /foo with a few files in it, how do I symlink each entry in /foo into /bar/? For instance, if /foo has the files a, b and c, I want to create three symlinks:

/bar/a -> /foo/a
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I just can't stand knowing that there's a slight problem with my PC.I have roughly 12.5 Gigs of files, mostly movies that are multiple clones of a particular movie (which was an entirely different problem altogether) and I CANNOT DELETE THESE THINGS! There has to be a simple way to do it from terminal, problem is, I can't seem to find the trash directory in terminal.

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I have a script running as a cronjobIt outputs logs upon each run to /var/log/mylog.logIs there anyway I can delete this or compress it when it gets too large?A cheap and dirty way is to setup another cronjob to delete the log every X interval.... although I'm not sure if that's the proper way

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Mar 8, 2011

I would boot up windows and do it but window will no longer open my system crashed and was only able to recover linux. i open up system info and 31 gig of memory are used up on windows. i try to delete them but the option doest pop up and the delete key will not work. how can i remove all the windows files without deleting any of my linux stuff? if its possible.

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I know nothing that's why please tell me detail if some one know about it?

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