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Old 12-07-2001
find question

Is it possible for find to match on multiple arg's. Basically, I would like to be able to match on name and atime. Basically I want something like:
find . -atime +31 <AND> -name *.log -exec rm -f {} \;

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Old 12-07-2001
acording to the man page if i read it correctly i dont see any reason it should not work.

none of those options are not supported by the other.
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Old 12-07-2001
They should work. You have to use -a or -o in between the conditions you specify. (-a for and; -o for or) For example:

find ( -atime 31 ) -a ( -name \*.log ) -exec rm -f {} \;

I'm not sure if the syntax is 100% correct (I didn't test this) but I've done stuff similar to that before in scripts, where I strung like 10 or 11 different conditions on one find command.

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