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Posted on 2000-04-28
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in one of my perl-cgi script, i create a file with random name when a user submit some information,
now there are more and more files,
i would like to delete some of them.

in my plan, i want to delete files of two days long automatically using a perl program.

can any one provide a script?
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Question by:bighuen
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monas earned 20 total points
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You can do this from [unix] shell

find /directory/with/your/files -type f -mtime +2 -print|xargs rm

this will remove files in subdirectories also.
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find2perl /directory/with/your/files -type f -mtime +2 -exec rm {} \;
#!/usr/local/bin/perl

eval 'exec /usr/local/bin/perl -S $0 ${1+"$@"}'
        if $running_under_some_shell;

require "find.pl";

# Traverse desired filesystems

&find('/directory/with/your/files');

exit;

sub wanted {
    (($dev,$ino,$mode,$nlink,$uid,$gid) = lstat($_)) &&
    -f _ &&
    (int(-M _) > 2) &&
    (unlink($_) || warn "$name: $!\n");
}
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by:mwhuen
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is it possible to use crontab or sth else that the program works automatically, no need i run the program many times?
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