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# 1  
Old 07-31-2008
Avoid files being archived

hi all,

i want to write a shell script which can automatically touch my all files within a folder in an interval of 90 days ...so that i can avoid them being archived.

I don't want to manually touch the all files instead i want an automated shell script to do this.

Thanks in advance,
Om
# 2  
Old 07-31-2008
you can schedule a cron job to run every 90 days (thats weird)
this is a good place to know how to
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Old 07-31-2008
but i don't have permission in /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow file...my user id is not there...so is there any other way of doing it..
# 4  
Old 08-01-2008
make use of your profile file so that when you log in, the required files are touched. lets hope you log in there at least once in 90 days

for example, if you are using bash, check the .bash_profile file in your home directory

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