desktop cleaning

Nils Kassube kassube at
Thu Nov 15 11:05:21 UTC 2007

Shali 9846303531 wrote:
> but where do i put my files name that r not 
> to be deleted

OK, you want to preserve a set of files. In the script below you should 
replace the string <directory> with the directory name you want to clean. 
And you should replace the <space separated list of files> with the list 
of files you want to preserve - but don't delete the $dir at the end of 
the line.

cd <directory>
dir=$(mktemp -d -p /tmp)
mv <space separated list of files> $dir
rm -r ./*
mv $dir/* .
rmdir $dir


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