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I have a folder which has many files. Some of the data files are labelled 1, 2, 3, ..., 300

I want to remove these data files using the terminal. How do I do this?

I want to do something like

rm some-regular-expression-giving-numbers-from-0--300
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Are they just called 1, 2, etc. and do they all match an expression that gives numbers from 0 to 300, or are there any other elements in the filename? Can you give us a more concrete example, maybe with a directory listing? – slhck Jul 15 '12 at 18:23
    
Yes they are just called 1, 2, etc. – smilingbuddha Jul 15 '12 at 18:39

You can try

rm some-files-with-numbers{0..300}

This will delete:

some-files-with-numbers0

some-files-with-numbers1

some-files-with-numbers2

...

some-files-with-numbers300
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awesome! thanks! – ozOli Jul 2 '15 at 9:11

I like superuser’s answer, but to add another possibility:

find . -regex './some-files-with-numbers[123]?[0-9]?[0-9]' -delete
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What about some-files-with-numbers301? – cYrus Jul 15 '12 at 18:50
    
@cYrus I am aware of the limitations :) My answer was more aimed at being an alternative to superuser’s one. – qdii Jul 15 '12 at 20:43

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