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How to schedule a job that compresses files by modify or access time using GZIP

Posted on 2006-06-15
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Once a month I go into my file server and run GZIP to compress files that are older than one month. I would like to know how to write a batch file that will compress by modify date or access time. Any help would be much appriciated.

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We are using PKZIP from the command line.  Seems to work best when running batch files as you can pass paramaters to pkzip from the batch.  I would assume you could specify the greater than less then option within the batch file to get this done.  I would get PKZIP and go through the documentation.  

http://www.pkware.com/business_and_developers/compression/dos/ 

This is the link to their site.  I must say that unzipping and zipping files in a batch file was the easiest when using pkzip as you can specify different commands right in the command.  I am not really sure how to specify the date range, but this should get you in the right direction.  
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You can create  a log file of the modified dates on a folder
Say you have a root folder by name Backup
then

c:\backup\dir > modifieddate.log

This would give a list of all the files and folders which have been modified.
You can use a for loop to check if the file or folder is older then a month and zip the file.

As per scripting. I would ask you to put a pointer in the programming.Who would be able to implement this idea.
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