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Old 07-30-2009
Clean old log files

Hi,

I want to remove old log files (more than 7 days log files), rest of the logs should be present on my Linux box. could some one please give me any thoughts.

Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2009
Take a look at find with the mtime option, or check out logrotate (should be available with all major distros)
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