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# 1  
Old 02-26-2009
Delete files older than 2 days using shell script in Unix

I'm new to shell script.... can any one help...

What is the shell script to delete the files older than 2 days ?
# 2  
Old 02-26-2009
Code:
find . -type f -mtime +2 -exec rm {} +

# 3  
Old 02-26-2009
Thanks for a quick reply.
how to get this command in a shell script...... and how do we recall shell scripts?
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Old 02-26-2009
Just write the specified line into a file. Plus start the file with the reference to the shell used to execute it :
Code:
supernova:~# echo '#!/bin/bash
> find . -type f -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;' > myscript
supernova:~# cat myscript
#!/bin/bash
find . -type f -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;

Then execute the script by calling it through your favorite shell:
Code:
supernova:~# bash myscript

Or make it executable and launch it as is:
Code:
supernova:~# chmod +x myscript
supernova:~# ./myscript

Hope this helped
Santiago

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