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Old 10-05-2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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delete files older then a month?

I found this command which aparantly lists files older then 30 days:

find -mtime +30

Problem is, after it's done, it just sits there, instead of going back to the prompt. Also, how would I use this command to delete the files that are listed?

Also, when rsync runs, does it update the date on existing files or does it only update the date if the file is changed?
Old 10-05-2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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"how would I use this command to delete the files that are listed?"

Use this command to feed the filenames into an exec. Something like:

find -mtime +30 -exec rm '{}' \;

man find

"Problem is, after it's done, it just sits there, instead of going back to the prompt."

No idea. Try adding a semi colon and see if that makes any difference.

find -mtime +30 ;

Steve Stites


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