I needed to open a number of files and depending on the content, delete them. Here is a quick bash script to cat the file and ask a question to delete the file afterwards.
#!/bin/bash VIEWER="cat" if [ -d $1 ] then DIR=$1 else echo "Enter a directory to clean" exit 1 fi for file in `ls $DIR` do $VIEWER $DIR/$file echo -n "Delete file (y/n)? " read RESP if [ $RESP == "y" ] then echo "Deleting $DIR/$file" rm -f $DIR/$file fi done
You can change the viewer to something else, if you don’t want to use cat, and instead of deleting the file, you might want to move it somewhere else instead.