delete all the files in folder a which exist in folder b

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Old 07-28-2009
delete all the files in folder a which exist in folder b

Hi ,
I need a script which basically deltes all files in folder a which are alreasy present in folder b

say folder a has files
pqr .txt

and b has

then file abc.txt and pqr.txt from a should be deleted

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 07-28-2009 at 04:32 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 07-28-2009
check if this heps you get started:
for file in /path/tp/b/*
    echo check if $file exists in directory a

# 3  
Old 07-28-2009
what have you tried so far?
# 4  
Old 07-28-2009
for file in `ls  folderb`
find  foldera -type f -name "$file" -exec rm -f {} \;

# 5  
Old 07-28-2009
you can also try diff command to get listing.
-bash-3.2$ diff fol1 fol2 | grep fol1
Only in fol1: b.txt
Only in fol1: c.txt

# 6  
Old 07-28-2009
try it

for i in $(ls -1 /home/pritish/a);do
        for j in $(ls -1 /home/pritish/b);do
                if [ $i ==  $j ]; then
                        $(rm -i /home/pritish/a/$i)

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 07-28-2009 at 12:48 PM.. Reason: added code tags
# 7  
Old 07-28-2009
for i in `ls dir1`;do
if [ -f dir2/$i ]; then
rm dir1/$i

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