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How do I make this script run silently?

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Hi,

My company uses a lot of automated faxing and our sent items folder on the server becomes very large rather quickly.  I am currently using this script to clear out all items older than 30 days.  The script works well.  The only problem is that every time the script is run it requires my interaction.  I would like to set this to run automatically as a scheduled task so that I do not have to manually run and click yes for every item being deleted.  Or is there a better script to use for this?

Start of script
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Const Active = True
Const sSource = "c:\fax\sent items"
Const MaxAge = 30 'days
Const Recursive = True

Checked = 0
Deleted = 0

Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
if active then verb = "Deleting """ Else verb = "Old file: """
CheckFolder oFSO.GetFolder(sSource)

WScript.echo
if Active then verb = " file(s) deleted" Else verb = " file(s) would be deleted"
WScript.Echo Checked & " file(s) checked, " & Deleted & verb

Sub CheckFolder (oFldr)
For Each oFile In oFldr.Files
Checked = Checked + 1
If DateDiff("D", oFile.DateLastModified, Now()) > MaxAge Then Deleted = Deleted + 1
WScript.Echo verb & oFile.Path & """"
If Active Then oFile.Delete
End If
Next

if not Recursive then Exit Sub
For Each oSubfolder In oFldr.Subfolders
CheckFolder(oSubfolder)
Next
End Sub
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End of script

Thanks in advance!
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by:it_saige
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Try:
Const Active = True
Const sSource = "c:\fax\sent items"
Const MaxAge = 30 'days
Const Recursive = True

Checked = 0
Deleted = 0

Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
if active then verb = "Deleting """ Else verb = "Old file: """
	CheckFolder oFSO.GetFolder(sSource)

if Active then verb = " file(s) deleted" Else verb = " file(s) would be deleted"
	WScript.Echo Checked & " file(s) checked, " & Deleted & verb

Sub CheckFolder (oFldr)
	For Each oFile In oFldr.Files
		Checked = Checked + 1
		If DateDiff("D", oFile.DateLastModified, Now()) > MaxAge Then Deleted = Deleted + 1

		If Active Then oFile.Delete
		End If
	Next

	if not Recursive then Exit Sub
	For Each oSubfolder In oFldr.Subfolders
		CheckFolder(oSubfolder)
	Next
End Sub

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HTH,

-saige-
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by:plusone3055
ID: 35168034
How do I make this script run silently?

tell it to be quiet :)
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by:HainKurt
ID: 35168064
remove all

WScript.Echo ...

lines
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by:HainKurt
ID: 35168078
or add //b on command line

wscript //b c:\myvbs\myscript.vbs

have a look at parameters

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/xazzc41b(v=VS.85).aspx
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by:RSMTECH_KC
ID: 35168904
@it_saige

I tried your script but get an error referring to Line: 22 Char: 3

@HainKurt

I made these changes and ran on a test folder and it worked...however it deletes everything, not just files older than 30 days.
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by:it_saige
ID: 35169107
Try:
Const Active = True
Const sSource = "c:\fax\sent items"
Const MaxAge = 30 'days
Const Recursive = True

Checked = 0
Deleted = 0

Set oFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
if active then verb = "Deleting """ Else verb = "Old file: """
	CheckFolder oFSO.GetFolder(sSource)

if Active then verb = " file(s) deleted" Else verb = " file(s) would be deleted"
	WScript.Echo Checked & " file(s) checked, " & Deleted & verb

Sub CheckFolder (oFldr)
	For Each oFile In oFldr.Files
		Checked = Checked + 1
		If DateDiff("D", oFile.DateLastModified, Now()) > MaxAge Then Deleted = Deleted + 1

		If Active Then oFile.Delete
	Next

	if not Recursive then Exit Sub
	For Each oSubfolder In oFldr.Subfolders
		CheckFolder(oSubfolder)
	Next
End Sub

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HTH,

-saige-
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by:RSMTECH_KC
ID: 35169258
For some reason it is still deleting all files in the folder.  Not just those older than 30 days.
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by:HainKurt
ID: 35169952
"For some reason it is still deleting all files in the folder.  Not just those older than 30 days."

this is another question, not related to the original post :)
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by:HainKurt
ID: 35169960
try

If DateDiff("D", oFile.DateLastModified, Now()) > MaxAge Then Deleted = Deleted + 1
WScript.Echo verb & oFile.Path & """"
If Active Then oFile.Delete
End If

-->

If DateDiff("D", oFile.DateLastModified, Now()) > MaxAge Then
  Deleted = Deleted + 1
  WScript.Echo verb & oFile.Path & """"
  If Active Then oFile.Delete
End If
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by:RSMTECH_KC
ID: 35180658
Still not working.  I might look at doing something else?
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Found another solution.
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by:RSMTECH_KC
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I found another solution and answered my own question.
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