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Old 05-29-2002
deleting log files only in particular directories

Hi

My problem is i have to remove some log files in specific named directories on a regular basis using shell scripts. What i want my shell script to do is i give the shell script some listing of directories from which to delete all log files recursively.

Can anyone please help me.

Regards
Sam
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Old 05-29-2002
DIRECTORIES="foo bar baz"

for dir in $DIRECTORIES
do
cwd=`pwd`
cd $dir && find . -name \*.log -exec rm {} \;
cd $cwd
done
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Old 06-01-2002
To add a bit more

put this script as a cron job.
 

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