Find files/folders in folder except some specific folders

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http://askubuntu.com – I'm trying to move all files from one folder to another, except some specific folders. I tried this to move all files except the .git, assets or build folders: find .. ! -regex '\(.git\|assets\|build\)' | xargs mv -t ../build What I except this command to do: Find all files/folders in parent folder that are not .git, assets or build. Move those files/folders to ../build The folder structure is like this: . ├── application ├── assets ├── build ├── download_files ├── images ├── mybb ├── system └── tools My working directory is the tools f (HowTos)