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Old 05-14-2001
If I wanted to have a cap on the amount of space used in a directory, how could I specify to a script that if a directory is full at what level, and then move out the oldest files until within a specified paramater?
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Old 05-15-2001
You can call du with appropriate switchs from a crontab script and take action based on your requirements to move files. Try looking at the du command and write a crontab script to check every 'few' minutes.
 

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