I have a nested directory structure that looks like this:
top_dir └── nested_1 └── nested_2 ├── a_file.txt ├── b_file.txt ├── directory ├── other_directory ├── y_file.txt └── z_file.txt
I want to delete the files inside
nested_2 that don't start with A-M, and leave the directories alone. So I want to delete
I need to run the find + regex command in
I've tried multiple versions of this:
find nested_1/nested_2 -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -type f -regex "nested_1\/nested_2\/.*^[a-m]" #-delete
It doesn't seem to matter what regex I use - the only one that produces any result at all is
find nested_1/nested_2 -maxdepth 1 -mindepth 1 -type f -regex ".*" #-delete
which just gives me a list of all the files in the directory with the leading nested directories (as expected).
Testing it out on regexr hasn't helped either.
What am I missing here?