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Old 11-13-2007
Help needed in deleting the files


I wanted to check whether any files are available under the path /usr/app/logs/. If the files are available under this path then i have to delete all the files except the files system.log, system.log.1, system.log.2 and sub folders under this path

Can any one please help me on this?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Sheethal; 11-13-2007 at 05:17 AM..
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Old 11-13-2007
# change the directory
$$ cd /usr/app/logs/

# See the list of files under /usr/app/logs/
$$ ls -lrt /usr/app/logs/*

# send the output into a file and exclude system.log*
$$ ls -lrt /usr/app/logs/* | grep -v system.log* > /tmp/ListOfFiles.txt

# Check the list of files
$$ cat /tmp/ListOfFiles.txt

# If it is ok, delete them
$$ for file in /tmp/ListOfFiles.txt; do rm -i $file; done

NB: Check and confirm b4 delete them
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Old 11-13-2007

Why not u try this command

rm -ir /var/log/*


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