Cleanup job to remove old files suddenly not working

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Old 09-29-2009
Question Cleanup job to remove old files suddenly not working

Hi I have a job that has been running for a while with the following statement to cleanup a directory:
find /dbmgtu01/app/myplace/log ! \( -name "dc*" -o -name "sc*" -o -name "ms*" \) -type f -mtime +30 -print -exec rm {} \ ;

The directory was recently changed to a mount point, with a symbolic link to the new location. All other commands used in conjunction with the directory seem to work the same.

The command above, does not return any results, it quickly returns to the prompt.

If I cd to the directory and execute the following command, it works.
find . ! \( -name "dc*" -o -name "sc*" -o -name "ms*" \) -type f -mtime +30 -print -exec rm {} \

Any advise on how I can get the existing command to work is appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2009

Try using the -follow option of find to "follow" symbolic links.
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Old 10-06-2009
Thanks for your response, I ended up using the -L (follow link) parameter and that did the trick. I love this site, it is always helpful.
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