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RE: Delete Files based on Date



Thank you, Ed and Stephen.  The find worked like a charm.


And, yes, VMS does kick butt.  ;-)

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[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Ed Wilts
Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:43 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: Re: Delete Files based on Date


On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 10:30:23AM -0600, Kelley Coleman med va gov wrote:
> I'm somewhat hampered by my OpenVMS experience with this problem.  

VMS forever!!! 

> I need a script that will remove all but the latest five files in a
> folder.  There is only one file per day and I want to keep five days
> worth.  

There are couple of options - find and tmpwatch.  Here are some examples:
find /var/log/samba -mtime +5 -exec rm {} \;
tmpwatch 120 /var/log/samba
tmpwatch --nodirs --mtime 120/usr/openv/netbackup/logs/

Both will do what you want. You can look at the various timestamps to
see if you want to base your deletion on created time, modified time, or
access time.

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