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Old 11-16-2015, 01:28 AM   #1
DebraBergeson
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${LOGFILES}.* not working


This should be a nice and simple one !

I have a script:

Code:
LOGFILES="schedule_download.log schedule_download_AccountancyServices.log schedule_download_FinancialControl.log schedule_download_IncomeCollection.log schedule_download_banner.log manual_download.log manual_download_AccountancyServices.log manual_download_bacs_cheques.log manual_download_FinancialControl.log manual_download_IncomeCollection.log manual_download_banner.log manual_download_Procurement.log manual_upload.log"

LOGDATE=`date +%Y%m%d`

for file in $LOGFILES
do
    cp $file $file.$LOGDATE
done

## Remove log files older than 30 days

for file1 in ${LOGFILES}.*
do
  find $file1 -mtime +30 -exec rm -v \;
done
However, the 2nd part isn't recognizing the files with a date suffix, ie. manual_download_banner.log.20150114 and is instead picking up all the $LOGFILES.

I've tried many variations $LOGIFILES.* and its driving me mad !

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-16-2015, 01:53 AM   #2
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And why would it? Think of what it would look like after the expansion:
Code:
schedule_download.log schedule_download_AccountancyServices.log schedule_download_FinancialControl.log schedule_download_IncomeCollection.log schedule_download_banner.log manual_download.log manual_download_AccountancyServices.log manual_download_bacs_cheques.log manual_download_FinancialControl.log manual_download_IncomeCollection.log manual_download_banner.log manual_download_Procurement.log manual_upload.log.*  <== here is your asterisk
 
Old 11-16-2015, 01:58 AM   #3
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Yes, so you are only adding the .* to the last argument in that var, like grail said.

Also, you find command is not right. You need to use the -name switch. like so:

Code:
find . -name $file1 -mtime +30 -exec rm -v \;
So what you really want to do is this if you want to only target files with a dot and anything after the file name.

Code:
## Remove log files older than 30 days
for file1 in ${LOGFILES}
do
  find . -name "${file1}.*" -mtime +30 -exec rm -v \;
done
Or if you want to include all files in the search and remove:

Code:
## Remove log files older than 30 days
find . -mtime +30 -exec rm -v \;
 
Old 11-16-2015, 07:39 AM   #4
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you can easily check what does ${LOGFILES}.* really mean (how it will be evaluated by the shell) by executing:
echo ${LOGFILES}.*
 
  


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