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Old 08-17-2009
Shell script for purging the 3 days old files

Hi all,

I try to write shell script to the below requirement.

I have Hard coded the oratab location and take the list of databases from oratab and find out archive log locations for each database,
and list more than 3 days old files for each location and purge those.

SID_LIST =`cat ORATAB | cut -f1 -d :`
for ORACLE_SID in ${SID_LIST} ; do
export ORACLE_HOME=`grep ^${ORACLE_SID}: ${ORATAB} | cut -d: -f2`
$ORACLE_HOME/bin/sqlplus -s /nolog > ${TMPFILE} << EOF
connect / as sysdba;

select value from v$parameter where NAME ='log_archive_dest';

From the above shell script i am able to find the archive log location and stored in tmpfile.
I want to know how to read that file and purge the 3 days old files from the specified path
Pleae help me to find out the solution

Thaks in advance

Makesh boopathi.k.s.
# 2  
Old 08-17-2009
find ${TMPFILE} -mtime +3 -exec rm -f {} \;

TEST this first to make sure the -mtime +3 is what you really want.
# 3  
Old 08-18-2009
Thanks a lot


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