deleting file and directories older than 30 days

Posted on 2001-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How can I delete files and directory and subdirectory which are older than 30 days.
ie. which are not modified in more than 30 days.
all these directories are under
/testlog/testsyste/ directory.
Question by:sushrut
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by:Kim Ryan
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This has been answered lots of times before (its worth searching through the previous answers). You can save some points by looking at http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?qid=20118133

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Droby10 earned 150 total points
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another alternative would be to execute the unix find command with the appropriate args.

# removes files older than 30 days recusively from the basepath

$basepath = /testlog/testsyste/
$daysold = 30
find $basepath -ctime $daysold -exec rm {} \;
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ID: 6476788
I was doing similer thing..
find $basepath -ctime $daysold -exec rm {} \;
but without giving '\'
any way,
I will test this code and give you points.

I am out for some training for next  7 days.
I will give you ponts when I go to office..
thanks a lot..
and sorry for late in checking the output and giving you points..

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by:Kim Ryan
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Keep in mind that rm is a Unix specific commnad. If you want to make your code portablr, you need to use the perl unlink command to remove files.

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ID: 23009180
I used

find . -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \;

the +30 stands for anything older then 30 days, and i use -mtime finding the last modified time. lastly the find . states that you are finding everything from the current directory, or "pwd"

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