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How to delete files except one file in the Ubuntu directory?

Asked 5 days ago (Apr 08, 2021) in the field of Operating Systems by Vaynald

Hi, I want to delete all the files in a directory that I am in except one file. How should I execute the command in the terminal?Thanks


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Answered 5 days ago (Apr 08, 2021) by Eldernode staff

Dear Vaynald, 

 

To delete all the files, first, you need to enter to your considered directory and then use the below PHP codes:

rm !(file.txt)

Or

rm -f !(file.txt) 

Note that you need to type the name of the file you do not want to delete Instead of file.txt.

 

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