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Old 04-20-2007
Removing files older than 7 days

Script help, I need to delete files that are older than 7 days. I do that automatically but I know that a cron job can do the job for me. Any help is greatly appreciated, as you can see, I am a DOS or WINDOWS guy. Little on UNIX. Thanks
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Old 04-20-2007
find ./ -type f -mtime +7 -exec rm -f {} \;

Warning, as coded, this will remove ALL files in the current directory and all subdirectories that were not either created or modified in the last 7 days.

Other coding will be necessary to restrict to only current directory.
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Old 04-20-2007
I want to move all files older than 1 day to an archive directory that is a subdirectory. How do I do that without whacking my archive which is a subdirectory?
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Old 04-20-2007
great, assuming I know that the files are all sport.xxxx where .xxxx is the current date e.g. 0420 for April 20, and also assuming we know the directory, I could write the code as: find \usr3\export\sport.* -type f -mtime +7 -exec rm -f; does this code will find files that are older than 7 days with the name bag.*** and delete them? thanks for the help
 

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