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How to list the contents of a directory in javascript and delete files older than x days...

The code below is vbs but I need javascript.
Thanks

Function PruneFiles (FolderPath)
      on error resume next
      Dim oFSO
      Dim sDirectoryPath
      Dim oFolder
      Dim oFileCollection
      Dim oFile
      
      Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
      sDirectoryPath = FolderPath
      set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(sDirectoryPath)
      set oFileCollection = oFolder.Files
      
      For each oFile in oFileCollection
            If oFile.DateCreated < Now() Then
                  oFile.Delete(True)
            End If
      Next
      
      'Clean up
      Set oFSO = Nothing
      Set oFolder = Nothing
      Set oFileCollection = Nothing
      Set oFile = Nothing
End Function
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Question by:NTGuru705
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function PruneFiles(FolderPath, xDays) {
  var fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
  var oDir = fso.GetFolder(FolderPath);
  var eFiles = new Enumerator(oDir.Files);
  var dBefore = new Date();
  dBefore.setDate(dBefore.getDate()-xDays);
  eFiles.moveFirst();
  for(;!eFiles.atEnd(); eFiles.moveNext()){
     var f = eFiles.item();
     if(f.DateLastAccessed < dBefore ){
        //WScript.Echo("Deleting "+f.Name+"  last accessed on: "+f.DateLastAccessed);
        f.Delete(true);
     }
  }

}

PruneFiles("D:/NTGuru705/",21);





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by:NTGuru705
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You rock...
Being a vbscript guy the syntax is a killer on javascript.
Thank you for your help
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You are welcome.
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