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Old 02-13-2002
Data Deleting files created before two days ago

Dear All:

I want to build a shell that delete files created two or more days ago ... I think it could be built using a special command with ls or grep, I'd apreciate any help from you guys

I have a lot of log files from november, december, january and this tool will help me a lot

The files are in different directories, but all of them under my $HOME directory

Cheers

Jose
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Old 02-13-2002
You could use the find command to look for files modified or accessed 2 days ago and remove them. You can do a man find to get more details. Here is an ex:
syntax:
find <directory_name> -name <filename> -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;

find /ora_export -name "exp*" -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;

The above command looks for filenames starting with exp which were created/modified 2 days ago and removes them.
You could put it in a shell program also.
mtime means modified time
atime means access time
you could use the one applicable to you.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-13-2002
Following command will find and list files older than 2 days from right now, not on clean calendar day divisions, and of course it also searches subdirectories:

find mydir -type f -mtime +2 -exec ls -ld {} \;

To remove them, change the ls -ld to rm -f

(Sorry knarayan, you covered it well, but your reply was not there when I started my reply)
Jimbo
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Old 02-21-2002
Thank you very much

Thank you very much guys, I implemented this procedure and works very fine !!!

Sorry for not send my response before, my company replaced our web server ....

Thanks a lot

Jose
 

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