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Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Removing older version files Post 302766629 by Arun Mishra on Tuesday 5th of February 2013 05:30:19 AM
Old 02-05-2013
Removing older version files

Hi,

I have a direcory as mentioned below:
/development/arun/cycdt/
unser the above i have directories
/2013
/2012
/2011
......
.....
/2000
I need to write a script which can delete the nth version of the directories.
as in if n=10 then the script should arrange the directories in descending creation order and delete all the directories apart from the recent 10 directories

Any help appreciated!!!
 
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DH_USRLOCAL(1)							     Debhelper							    DH_USRLOCAL(1)

NAME
dh_usrlocal - migrate usr/local directories to maintainer scripts SYNOPSIS
dh_usrlocal [debhelperoptions] [-n] DESCRIPTION
dh_usrlocal is a debhelper program that can be used for building packages that will provide a subdirectory in /usr/local when installed. It finds subdirectories of usr/local in the package build directory, and removes them, replacing them with maintainer script snippets (unless -n is used) to create the directories at install time, and remove them when the package is removed, in a manner compliant with Debian policy. These snippets are inserted into the maintainer scripts by dh_installdeb. See dh_installdeb(1) for an explanation of debhelper maintainer script snippets. If the directories found in the build tree have unusual owners, groups, or permissions, then those values will be preserved in the directories made by the postinst script. However, as a special exception, if a directory is owned by root.root, it will be treated as if it is owned by root.staff and is mode 2775. This is useful, since that is the group and mode policy recommends for directories in /usr/local. OPTIONS
-n, --noscripts Do not modify postinst/prerm scripts. NOTES
Note that this command is not idempotent. dh_prep(1) should be called between invocations of this command. Otherwise, it may cause multiple instances of the same text to be added to maintainer scripts. CONFORMS TO
Debian policy, version 2.2 SEE ALSO
debhelper(7) This program is a part of debhelper. AUTHOR
Andrew Stribblehill <ads@debian.org> 9.20120909 2011-09-12 DH_USRLOCAL(1)

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