Command to delete half of files in directory.

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Old 03-22-2014
ls -t1 >temp;split -nl/2 temp del;while read FN; do echo rm "$FN"; done <delab; rm temp dela?

and remove the echo when you're happy with the proposed deletions. Using xargs might reduce the number of rm calls but will not handle file names with spaces.
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