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Old 09-19-2013
Linux Delete the file which crossed 2GB

Hi ,
I wants to create the bash script for deleting the specified 2gb file and wants to take the backup before doing that.

please help me how to do the same,I use RHEL5 server
# 2  
Old 09-19-2013
What have you tried?

# 3  
Old 09-19-2013
I have tried below script but it is deleting file which is not 0 size..

it is not deleting whichis morethen 2gb file
echo "Enter any file name: "
read a
if [ -s $a ] 
echo $a" File has size > 2GB"else
rm $a
echo $a" File is Deleted which has size = 2GB"
echo "File not exist"

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Mod Comment Please use code tags next time! look at the PMs you already received for how to

Last edited by vbe; 09-19-2013 at 01:59 PM.. Reason: code tags !!!
# 4  
Old 09-19-2013

the command

gives true value if a file size is Non- Zero.
So you can try to do compare by size in code.

R. Singh
# 5  
Old 09-19-2013
Is the stat command available on your system?
if [ "$(stat -c%s $a)" -gt 2147483648 ]
then backup $a                     # whatever backup system you want to use
     check backup success
     rm $a
else ...

Last edited by RudiC; 09-19-2013 at 02:35 PM..
# 6  
Old 09-20-2013

Thanks, its working fine in RHEL,but i am getting an error in solaris10 server when i execute that script....
# 7  
Old 09-20-2013
Originally Posted by Rahulne25
Thanks, its working fine in RHEL,but i am getting an error in solaris10 server when i execute that script....
Simply saying "an error" is absolutely useless feedback. At the very least, copy/paste any error messages. If there are none, then describe the error in detail.

I suspect the error is caused by not having stat or having a stat implementation that implements a different command line option syntax.

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