Automatic House keeping in UNIX

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Old 11-22-2001
Automatic House keeping in UNIX

I have a directory called 'test' which contains many junk files. I want to automate the clean-up task by removing all files which are older than one month. What would be the best option?
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Old 11-22-2001
Run a find command with the appropriate switched (see man find) and put the command in the crontab file. Make sure you carefully test first.......
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Old 11-23-2001
... or try to find "tmpwatch" software ...
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Old 11-24-2001
I'd suggest creating a macro (eg: clean_testdir).

Then as either root or the user which you are logged on as, do ...
crontab -e
This will open the either a copy of the existing crontab file for root/applicable user or a new file.
If you wish the macro to be run every night then you may do the following ...
45 23 * * * [location+name of macro mentioned above] > /dev/null 2>&1
This will run the macro at 23:45 every evening.

Hope that helps some. Smilie
I've just become familar with crontab is the past week Smilie

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