How to delete files which are 7 days old


 
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I use
find . -type f -mtime 0

I seem to recall some issues with this - I needed to ID files which arrived via ftp & were processed today. Needed to copy them from the production archive directory to our Test environment - The above ended up picking up files which were within 24 hours old i.e. running at 8am would pick up files which arrived from yesterday after 8am. My solution was to delete "yesterday's" files before I ran my process....

I've used other variations to ID files - use ls -l and examine the file's timestamp
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Well I have been able to get the files in the last 12 hour time frame by using the option mtime -1

I just wanna grab the newest file in the directory, regardless if it was in the past 5 mins or past 1 week in the directory
 

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