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Re: Delete Files based on Date

Subject: Re: Delete Files based on Date
From: "Rigler, Stephen C."
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 10:35:37 -0600
"find" will help for this.

Something like:

find /some/dir \( -type f -a -mtime +5 \) -exec rm -f {} \;

On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 10:30 -0600, [email protected] wrote:
> I'm somewhat hampered by my OpenVMS experience with this problem.  I need a
> script that will remove all but the latest five files in a folder.  There is
> only one file per day and I want to keep five days worth.  OpenVMS had a
> nice little flag on the dir command (/before=today-5) that I often used for
> this kind of thing.  I'm just not finding anything similar in Linux. I've
> found how to sort files based on modified date (ls -ltr), but how can I use
> that to remove the older files?
> I didn't see anything useful in the rm man page.
> Kelley Coleman
> Database Administrator
> VA Health Administration Center
> Denver, Colorado
> 303-331-7521-o
> 888-732-8802-p
> 720-319-0454-c

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