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Old 11-02-2007, 01:10 AM   #1
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Unhappy Why I am not figuring the bash script?

I have been trying to figure out a script that delete a file that hasn't been used in the directory. I have found a code but I am still not understanding.

Here's the piece that I have been studying:

find -mtime +3 -exec rm {}
Old 11-02-2007, 01:37 AM   #2
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Hi acwbrat,

This is what you wrote:
find -mtime +3 -exec rm {}
It should be like this:
to remove without asking again:
find -mtime +3 -exec rm -f {} \;                    (observer \;)
prompt before deletion:
find -mtime +3 -ok rm {} \;

Hope, this helps you,


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