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hi I can finger out the command to a delete all files in a directory bigger that say 40k except one over 40k called image.jpg
And similarly files in a directory older than 20 days say except the same file

thanks greenbug2000

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You can identify all files older than 20 days in a directory or its sub dirs except image.jpg with:

find some-dir -type f -not -name image.jpg -ctime +20

and to the delete those add "-exec rm [] \;" to the command, like:

find some-dir -type f -not -name image.jpg -ctime +20 -exec rm {} \;

In a like manner replacing "-ctime +20" with -size 40k should remove all files 40k or more except image.jpg.
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