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Old 06-21-2011
need to zip all the files excluding todays file

HI All,

At present in my server the log folder was filled up and causing memory issue.
So I am planning to write a script in such a way that the files which are older than 30 days will be deleted and also need to find the files which were not compressed and need to compress this file. Compression will exclude if the file was created on the same day.

I am new to Unix .Please bear me.
# 2  
Old 06-21-2011
The find command has a -mtime option which allows you specify a max or min last modification time of files to be reported.

I would be inclined to do this in 2 sweeps, though I'm sure someone will offer a better method, so I'd do something like
WARNING: Untested code, replace the gzip and rm commands with 'echo "We would zip $i" ' and 'echo "We would delete $i" ' first to ensure it does what you require
for i in $(find /var/myapp/logs/ -mtime +1 | grep -vE '\.gz$')
   gzip $i
for i in $(find /var/myapp/logs/ -mtime +30)
      rm $i

this assumes that the log rollover will happen within a 24 hour period.

Last edited by Skrynesaver; 06-21-2011 at 07:35 AM.. Reason: Added warning in case OP tried command without testing
# 3  
Old 06-29-2011
Thanks for your response.

WE have 2 type of files in log folder one is server.log and another one is boot.log

I only want the above script to work for server.log not on boot.log

How can I exclude this?

# 4  
Old 06-30-2011
use -name in find command

find /var/myapp/logs/ -mtime +1 -name "server.log*"

# 5  
Old 06-30-2011
Thanks for your reply..

WE have file created on Jun 28 and Jun 29. when I given
find /apps/bcc/jboss/server/atgpub/log -mtime +1 it returning upto Jun27.

Correct me +1 means 1 day before. I am executing command on Jun 30. SO it must retrieve the Jun28 and Jun 29

when I execute ll var/log/jboss
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss     8476 Apr 11 12:47 boot.log.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss  2207218 Jun 30 09:56 server.log
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   155706 May 30 23:59 server.log.2011-05-30.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss    36393 May 31 23:59 server.log.2011-05-31.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   202830 Jun  1 23:58 server.log.2011-06-01.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   185878 Jun  2 23:57 server.log.2011-06-02.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   185110 Jun  3 23:57 server.log.2011-06-03.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   158412 Jun  4 23:59 server.log.2011-06-04.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   187039 Jun  5 23:59 server.log.2011-06-05.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   187333 Jun  6 23:59 server.log.2011-06-06.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   169367 Jun  7 23:59 server.log.2011-06-07.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   172313 Jun  8 23:59 server.log.2011-06-08.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   129330 Jun  9 23:58 server.log.2011-06-09.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   187479 Jun 10 23:59 server.log.2011-06-10.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   192455 Jun 11 23:59 server.log.2011-06-11.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   196684 Jun 12 23:58 server.log.2011-06-12.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   195392 Jun 13 23:59 server.log.2011-06-13.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   196948 Jun 14 23:59 server.log.2011-06-14.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   196904 Jun 15 23:59 server.log.2011-06-15.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   188622 Jun 16 23:57 server.log.2011-06-16.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   175597 Jun 17 23:59 server.log.2011-06-17.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   188572 Jun 18 23:59 server.log.2011-06-18.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   190387 Jun 19 23:59 server.log.2011-06-19.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   193698 Jun 20 23:59 server.log.2011-06-20.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   202076 Jun 21 23:59 server.log.2011-06-21.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   213279 Jun 22 23:59 server.log.2011-06-22.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   192047 Jun 23 23:58 server.log.2011-06-23.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   192208 Jun 24 23:58 server.log.2011-06-24.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   191900 Jun 25 23:59 server.log.2011-06-25.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   175761 Jun 26 23:59 server.log.2011-06-26.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss   188136 Jun 27 23:58 server.log.2011-06-27.gz
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss 13812475 Jun 28 23:58 server.log.2011-06-28
-rw-rw-r-- 1 jboss jboss  2950216 Jun 29 23:59 server.log.2011-06-29

when use find /apps/bcc/jboss/server/atgpub/log -mtime +1


Clearly missing the red color files.

Can anyone help me out please.
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