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RE: remove old files from dictory



Instead of -print use -exec ls -lc {} \; so you can confirm the last
modified time.  You can also specify -t on the ls command to sort by
last modified time.

Good luck and do be careful.

Fred Magee

-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Clark, Patricia
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 11:23 AM
To: 'General Red Hat Linux discussion list'
Subject: RE: remove old files from dictory

This will delete the files.  You will want to run some tests using the
-print option on a subdirectory to verify that you are indeed
identifying
and will be removing the files that you want first.

To test:
find <put the path of the start directory here> -ctime +730 -print

To run:
find <put the path of the start directory here> -ctime +730 -exec rm {}
\;

This can take quite a while.  I would suggest having multiple sessions
running on the subdirectories to reduce the time.  Also, as for deleting
the
directories/subdirectories, you were not clear on whether the timestamp
was
the only deciding factor.  I would make a second pass and remove only
the
empty directories with the rmdir command.  Read up on the find command
for
more information.  Also, make sure you have a backup of the directories
before starting on this.

Patti


-----Original Message-----
From: Jianping Zhu [mailto:jzhu fisher forestry uga edu] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 12:34 PM
To: redhat-list redhat com
Subject: remove old files from dictory

 OS redhat 9.0
 I have a huge direcory (more than 30 GB) I want to take all the files
and
 sub-dirctries which are created more than 
 two year ago out of the dicctory. Does anyone have a script to do this
 kind of work? 
 Thank

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