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How to find and move the files based on time stamp in Linux system?

This is SUSE Linux enterprise server 11.0. This is a folder, called WHETHER, used to collect latest info about the whether. Newer files would be updated anytime. To avoid the file and folder sizes outgrown, I'm thinking to move the files, that are more than 1 month old, to another backup folder - /backup/Whether. How should I do it to use a cron job?
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Balack
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Balack
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savoneCommented:
find /WHETHER -mtime +90 -exec mv '{}' /backup/Whether \;
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savoneCommented:
sorry this is probably better:

find /WHETHER -type f -mtime +90 -exec mv '{}' /backup/Whether \;
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savoneCommented:
You can add it to cron like this:

crontab -e

then add this line:
# run five minutes after midnight, every day
5 0 * * * find /WHETHER -type f -mtime +90 -exec mv '{}' /backup/Whether \;

I am not sure where your WHETHER folder is, this assumes its at the root of the filesystem.  If its somewhere else you might want to change the \WHETHER to your path
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BalackAuthor Commented:
Good
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