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Old 07-24-2008
Delete files older than 30 days

This is driving me crazy. How can I delete files in a specifc directory that are over 30 days old? Thanks in advance.
# 2  
Old 07-24-2008
Code:
find /path/to/files* -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;

Explanation

The first argument is the path to the files. This can be a path, a directory, or a wildcard as in the example above. I would recommend using the full path, and make sure that you run the command without the exec rm to make sure you are getting the right results.
The second argument, -mtime, is used to specify the number of days old that the file is. If you enter +30, it will find files older than 30 days.
The third argument, -exec, allows you to pass in a command such as rm. The {} \; at the end is required to end the command.
This should work on Ubuntu, Suse, Redhat, or pretty much any version of linux.

Last edited by Ikon; 07-24-2008 at 06:12 PM.. Reason: Changed the 5 to a 30.
# 3  
Old 07-24-2008
Is this correct? +30 will find files older than 5 days? I needed files older than 30 days.
# 4  
Old 07-24-2008
No 30 = 30, I just didnt change the 5 to 30.
 
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