deleting files with dates 3 months ago


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers deleting files with dates 3 months ago
# 1  
Old 11-07-2005
deleting files with dates 3 months ago

please help me with this????? Smilie Smilie

i need to create a program that will run in unix that will delete all files in a given directory that is at least 3 months old. first the program will need to automatically know what date it is right now to determine the files it will delete...guys help me please Smilie Smilie Smilie
# 2  
Old 11-08-2005
# 3  
Old 11-08-2005
try this:
Code:
find the_directory -type f -ctime +90 -exec rm -f {} \;

# 4  
Old 11-08-2005
hey guys thanks a lot;

Just thinking if i can use the same code with the same result using korn shell, will this program work as well:


#!/bin/ksh

find /export/home/zzgodae/archive -type f -ctime +90 -exec rm -f {} \;




thanks again Smilie

Last edited by godalle; 11-08-2005 at 05:27 AM..
 
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

6 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Deleting the files between particular dates

Hi Please help me for the below task. In my home directory if I run ls -l command, it lists all the files, here I want to delete files created from January 2014 to Aug 2014...but I need to keep the files which are created after September 01 2014. Thanks Siva (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: kumar85shiv
3 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

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... (13 Replies)
Discussion started by: mackconsult
13 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

calculate 13 months ago

hi, I have a big file that contains datas since 4 years ago. I need re-create this file but just lines that are 13 months ago from today. see what I have: ( I have a file.ksh that calls this file.scl ok !!) ======== file.scl ================ /STATISTICS=stderr /STABLE /NODUPLICATES... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: andrea_mussap
4 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

calculate 13 months ago

hi, I have a big file that contains datas since 4 years ago. I need re-create this file but just lines that are 13 months ago from today. see what I have: ( I have a file.ksh that calls this file.scl ok !!) ======== file.scl ================ /STATISTICS=stderr /STABLE /NODUPLICATES... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: andrea_mussap
3 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Cron to run first day of month to calculate date 3 months ago

Hi, I would like to find out how can i calculate a date which is 3 months ago. I intend to run a cron job on the 1st of every month, and calculate the month 4 months earlier from the date. For example, if today's date is 1st May 2007, i would like to return 012007( January 2007). i can get... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: new2ss
1 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Deleting files created before two days ago

Dear All: I want to build a shell that delete files created two or more days ago ... I think it could be built using a special command with ls or grep, I'd apreciate any help from you guys I have a lot of log files from november, december, january and this tool will help me a lot The files... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: josecollantes
3 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Featured Tech Videos