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I have a camera server that uses FTP to upload images to a workstation every second.  I'm looking for a utility or simple script that will delete files from the image directory to automate the archival process so there is always 2 weeks worth of stored images.  Can someone recommend a free or inexpensive way to do this?  The machine that the files are sent to runs Win 98.  Thanks!

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How do you have it set to name the pictures, does it use the date in the name or anything? What I am thinking is can you set it so it runs the names of the files in a 2 week cycle, so then when it starts the cycle over after 2 weeks then it is simply replacing the old file of the same name with the new one.
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Another couple of possibilities. You could:

1) Set the script up to check either the Modified or Last Access Dates of the files in the directory, compile a list based off your date criteria (possibly even automate it to take the current date and subtract 2 weeks), and use the sorted list as basis for the files to delete.

2) Set up the FTP directory on the Server or the Workstation according to biweekly dates (ie: 031702, 033102, etc) and have the current FTP session point to the new directory every two weeks. This would make deleting the files easier, as all you would have to do is use deltree to get rid of the old folder and all of its contents.

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