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Old 05-23-2012
Delete files older than 10 Days in a directory

Hi All

I want to remove the files with name like data*.csv from the directory older than 10 days.
If there is no files exists to remove older than 10 days, It should not do anything.

Thanks
Jo
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Old 05-23-2012
Code:
find <directory_path> -mtime +10 -name "data*.csv" -exec rm -f {} \; 2>/dev/null

This will also descend into sub-directories of the directory. To prevent descent, use

Code:
find <directory_path> \( ! -name <directory_path> -prune \) -mtime +10 -name "data*.csv" -exec rm -f {} \; 2>/dev/null

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Old 05-23-2012
Delete files older than 10 Days in a directory Reply to Thread

I tried as below
Code:
# Remove files older than 31 Days
 find -iname -mtime +31 -name 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE'  -exec rm -f {} \;

But when i tried to execute the shell script i got the bellow error
Code:
Image
 find: paths must precede expression
 Usage: find [path...] [expression]

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Last edited by radoulov; 05-23-2012 at 06:11 AM..
# 4  
Old 05-23-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajeshjohney
find -iname -mtime +31 -name 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE' -exec rm -f {} \;
you missed a path for "find" (in elixir_sinari's post variable "<directory_path>")
# 5  
Old 05-23-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajeshjohney
I tried as below

# Remove files older than 31 Days
find -iname -mtime +31 -name 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE' -exec rm -f {} \;

But when i tried to execute the shell script i got the bellow error

Image
find: paths must precede expression
Usage: find [path...] [expression]

Where is the path???
The path should should be the first argument to find (after options, if any)...
just cd to that directory and run your find with a . after find..
and what's that
Code:
-iname

doing there alone???

Try

Code:
find . -mtime +31 -iname 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE' -exec rm -f {} \;

# 6  
Old 05-23-2012
Delete files older than 10 Days in a directory Reply to Thread

Hi
I tried by including the path as below.
Code:
find /lz/BI/ -mtime +31 -name 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE' -exec rm -f {} \;

Got below error.
Code:
find: missing argument to `-exec'

Iam very new to unix scripting,Pls advice.

Thanks
Jo

Last edited by Franklin52; 05-23-2012 at 07:37 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 7  
Old 05-25-2012
First run:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rajeshjohney
Code:
find /lz/BI/ -mtime +31 -name 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE' | wc -l

to count how many lines was returned by find.

next run this:
Code:
find /lz/BI/ -mtime +31 -name 'Datapull*.csv.COMPLETE' -exec rm -f '{}' \;

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