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Old 01-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #1
nooks12
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deleting by date a specific range of files


Hi,

I'd like to go further than deleting files after a certain date i.e.

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

and have instead a time frame defined for deleting. For example, I have some file from Sept 2006 only that I want to delete and to keep files that are older than that.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-08-2008, 03:36 PM   #2
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Well, I'm not exactly sure how many days ago Sept 2006 was, but:

Code:
find . -mtime [numberOfDays] -exec ls -lad {} \;
Should work if you replace [numberOfDays] with the correct value of the day in question and "ls -lad" with the rm once you have tested.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 01-08-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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I may have misread what you were asking. You can also do something like:

Code:
find . -mtime +[numberOfDaysToSept312006] -mtime -[numberOfDaysToSept012006] -exec ls -lad {} \;
HTH

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