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Removing files older then 7 days from a network drive

Hey Experts!

I have a backup script that puts a zipped tar file onto a network drive. The file name has the date of the backup...it's done daily. My question is I need to write a script to run once a week to remove the backups that are more then 7 days old....Right now...I do it manually....which is dumb.

I have the drive mounted..and the file are backed up to unique folder (e.g. the username). I want to write a script that parses the filename and then determines if the file needs to be removed or not.

Example script would be very helpful.

P.S. I'm kinda new to Linux
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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qball2k5

WOW....you  rock hard core!

Thanks again!
ravenpl

Also You can modify the exec part by: -exec rm -f \{\} \;
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