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Old 01-25-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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Automatically delete old files


Guys,

I'm doing backup of files. What I want to do is I want to delete files older than 5 days on a directory. Can someone give me script to do this? Or at least the syntax in rm command? Thanks.
 
Old 01-25-2006, 08:15 PM   #2
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try rm -i `find /thedirectory/goes/here -type f -atime 5`. Note that the ` is the apostrophe on the ~ key of a standard US keyboard.

man find for the other options like -ctime (last status changed n*24 hours ago) or -mtime (last modified n*24 hours ago) instead of -atime (last accessed n*24 hours ago)...

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