Deleting builds from a job but not the promoted ones

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You want to delete all builds from a job, but not the ones that were promoted.


The following script run in the Jenkins script console at Manage Jenkins » Script Console does that. Note that you should always make sure to have good backups before deleting things like this in a script.

Jenkins.instance.getItemByFullName("yourJobNameHere").builds.each {
  def p = it.getAction(hudson.plugins.promoted_builds.PromotedBuildAction)
  if (!p || !p.hasPromotion()) {

Replace "yourJobNameHere" with the name of the job.