<AIX>Problem in purge script, taking very very long time to complete 18.30hrs

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Old 08-17-2009
Originally Posted by sravicha
It should be grateful if you could post the script with the logic you suggested.
Taking into consideration what has been posted by kshji, I'd rewrite the script approximately as follows, with every "schedule" representing one 'mtime', exemplified for the first three (- Linux Bash code, subject to AIX adaption):

#! /bin/bash
function displayState()
  case $2 in
    echo "Schedule: $1 - Finding started at: $( date '+%d.%m %H.%M' )" ;;
    echo "Schedule: $1 - Removal started at: $( date '+%d.%m %H.%M' )" ;;
    echo "Schedule: $1 - Processing done at: $( date '+%d.%m %H.%M' )" ;;
function removeOldies()
  cat $1 | while read ENTRY
    if [ -f $ENTRY ] # single file
      rm -f $ENTRY
    elif [ -d $ENTRY ] # directory
      rm -fdr $ENTRY
  rm -f $1
# main function
displayState $1 S1
case $1 in
  ${FIND} ${Purge_DIR} -type f -name '*TM-5193*' -mtime +7 -print >> stuff.list ;;
  ${FIND} ${Purge_DIR} -type f \( -name '*DAILY*' -o -name '*(weekly)*' \) \
    -mtime +10 -print >> stuff.list ;;
  ${FIND} ${Purge_DIR} -type f \( -name '*(WEEK)*' -o -name '*(MON)*' -o -name '*(TUE)*' \
    -o -name '*(WED)*' -o -name '*(THU)*' -o -name '*(FRI)*' -o -name '*(SAT)*' \
    -o -name '*(SUN)*' -o -name '*(WEEKLY)*' \) -mtime +14 -print >> stuff.list ;;
displayState $1 S2
removeOldies stuff.list
displayState $1 S3
exit 0
# game over ;-)

Other than the original one, this script executes each "search & destroy" task individually, e.g.:

# /bin/bash kickOut.bash 014

Thus, larger tasks could be performed one by one (and at different times) as well as smaller ones in parallel (by calling the same script multiple times) - which at least should make the "monster task" less daunting Smilie
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