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# 1  
Old 12-17-2012
Wrench Deleting files and directory's older than 3 months

I have a qnap TS259 that is running ubuntu. Have successfully setup back scripts that are initiated by cron.

I would like to create a couple scrypts that would operate on the recycle bins for both drives. Just want to be able to run the script manually that would walk through both directories and delete everything that is older than 3 months or 90 days. Any help or indications on were to look would be great.

Regards,
# 2  
Old 12-17-2012
Read the man page of find
Code:
$man find

Especially the part about -printf

and this option
Code:
%Ak    File's last access time in the  format  specified  by  k,
                     which  is  either `@' or a directive for the C `strftime'
                     function.  The possible values for k  are  listed  below;
                     some  of  them might not be available on all systems, due
                     to differences in `strftime' between systems.

If you continue reading from this part, can find the K param
# 3  
Old 12-17-2012
Well I tried the following:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
####################################
#
# simple script that will walk thru the
# recycle bins on NAS and delete everything
# older than 90 days
#
####################################

find /share/HDA_DATA/Network Recycle Bin/*.* -mtime +90 -exec rm {} \;

When I try and execute it though I get the following in putty:

Code:
[/share/Data/templates] # ./cleanrecyclebin.sh
BusyBox v1.01 (2012.12.04-18:29+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: find [PATH...] [EXPRESSION]

Search for files in a directory hierarchy.  The default PATH is
the current directory; default EXPRESSION is '-print'

EXPRESSION may consist of:
        -follow         Dereference symbolic links.
        -name PATTERN   File name (leading directories removed) matches PATTERN.
        -print          Print (default and assumed).

        -type X         Filetype matches X (where X is one of: f,d,l,b,c,...)
        -perm PERMS     Permissions match any of (+NNN); all of (-NNN);
                        or exactly (NNN)
        -mtime TIME     Modified time is greater than (+N); less than (-N);
                        or exactly (N) days

[/share/Data/templates] # ./cleanrecyclebin.sh
BusyBox v1.01 (2012.12.04-18:29+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: find [PATH...] [EXPRESSION]

Search for files in a directory hierarchy.  The default PATH is
the current directory; default EXPRESSION is '-print'

EXPRESSION may consist of:
        -follow         Dereference symbolic links.
        -name PATTERN   File name (leading directories removed) matches PATTERN.
        -print          Print (default and assumed).

        -type X         Filetype matches X (where X is one of: f,d,l,b,c,...)
        -perm PERMS     Permissions match any of (+NNN); all of (-NNN);
                        or exactly (NNN)
        -mtime TIME     Modified time is greater than (+N); less than (-N);
                        or exactly (N) days

[/share/Data/templates] #
[/share/Data/templates] # [/share/Data/templates] # ./cleanrecyclebin.sh
-sh: [/share/Data/templates]: No such file or directory
y/share/Data/templates] # BusyBox v1.01 (2012.12.04-18:29+0000) multi-call binar
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[/share/Data/templates] #

[/share/Data/templates] # Usage: find [PATH...] [EXPRESSION]
-sh: Usage:: command not found
[/share/Data/templates] #
t PATH isata/templates] # Search for files in a directory hierarchy.  The defaul
-sh: Search: command not found
[/share/Data/templates] # the current directory; default EXPRESSION is '-print'
-sh: the: command not found
-sh: default: command not found
[/share/Data/templates] #
[/share/Data/templates] # EXPRESSION may consist of:
-sh: EXPRESSION: command not found
[/share/Data/templates] #         -follow         Dereference symbolic links.
-sh: -follow: command not found
 removed) matches PATTERN.        -name PATTERN   File name (leading directories
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[/share/Data/templates] #         -print          Print (default and assumed).
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[/share/Data/templates] #
 one of: f,d,l,b,c,...) #         -type X         Filetype matches X (where X is
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
); all of (-NNN);lates] #         -perm PERMS     Permissions match any of (+NNN
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[/share/Data/templates] #                         or exactly (NNN)
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
(+N); less than (-N);s] #         -mtime TIME     Modified time is greater than
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[/share/Data/templates] #                         or exactly (N) days
-sh: syntax error near unexpected token `('
[/share/Data/templates] #
[/share/Data/templates] #


Last edited by Scott; 12-17-2012 at 05:10 PM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 4  
Old 12-17-2012
The problem is because you have directory name with blank spaces. Wrap the path in single quotes and re-try:-
Code:
find '/share/HDA_DATA/Network Recycle Bin/'*.* -mtime +90 -exec rm {} \;

# 5  
Old 12-17-2012
Hmmmm still not working ....

Code:
[/share/Data/templates] # ./cleanrecyclebin.sh
BusyBox v1.01 (2012.12.04-18:29+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: find [PATH...] [EXPRESSION]

Search for files in a directory hierarchy.  The default PATH is
the current directory; default EXPRESSION is '-print'

EXPRESSION may consist of:
        -follow         Dereference symbolic links.
        -name PATTERN   File name (leading directories removed) matches PATTERN.
        -print          Print (default and assumed).

        -type X         Filetype matches X (where X is one of: f,d,l,b,c,...)
        -perm PERMS     Permissions match any of (+NNN); all of (-NNN);
                        or exactly (NNN)
        -mtime TIME     Modified time is greater than (+N); less than (-N);
                        or exactly (N) days

[/share/Data/templates] #


Last edited by Scott; 12-17-2012 at 05:59 PM.. Reason: Code tags
# 6  
Old 12-17-2012
Put this line before the find command in your script and try:-
Code:
export PATH=/opt/bin:/opt/sbin:$PATH

# 7  
Old 12-17-2012
Still not seams to be working ......
Code:
[/share/Data/templates] # ./cleanrecyclebin.sh
BusyBox v1.01 (2012.12.04-18:29+0000) multi-call binary

Usage: find [PATH...] [EXPRESSION]

Search for files in a directory hierarchy.  The default PATH is
the current directory; default EXPRESSION is '-print'

EXPRESSION may consist of:
        -follow         Dereference symbolic links.
        -name PATTERN   File name (leading directories removed) matches PATTERN.
        -print          Print (default and assumed).

        -type X         Filetype matches X (where X is one of: f,d,l,b,c,...)
        -perm PERMS     Permissions match any of (+NNN); all of (-NNN);
                        or exactly (NNN)
        -mtime TIME     Modified time is greater than (+N); less than (-N);
                        or exactly (N) days



Usage: find [PATH...] [EXPRESSION]

Search for files in a directory hierarchy.  The default PATH is
the current directory; default EXPRESSION is '-print'

EXPRESSION may consist of:
        -follow         Dereference symbolic links.
        -name PATTERN   File name (leading directories removed) matches PATTERN.
        -print          Print (default and assumed).

        -type X         Filetype matches X (where X is one of: f,d,l,b,c,...)
        -perm PERMS     Permissions match any of (+NNN); all of (-NNN);
                        or exactly (NNN)
        -mtime TIME     Modified time is greater than (+N); less than (-N);
                        or exactly (N) days

[/share/Data/templates] #

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