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Re: Bash script question

On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 12:16:54PM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> Since there is a lot of knowledge on this list, I thought I'd aske
> here.
> This may be trivial, but I'm not even sure how to search for what I
> want to do.
> I have a directory of files that are created daily using 
> filename-`date +%Y%m%d`.tar.gz so I have a directory with files whose
> names advance from filename-20061201.tar.gz to filename-20061202.tar.gz
> to filename-20061203.tar.gz and so on.  Based on the date in the
> filename, I would like to delete any than are X days older than today's
> date.  So, I'm not interested in the actual created/modified date, just
> the numeric string in the name.
> Despite working in Bash for the past ten years or so, my shell
> scripting skills are poor.  Logically, this seems like a simple test of
> whether the name is older than the current day - X, but I'm having
> trouble putting this into a script.
povided that the file was not modified since it was created (ctime
equals creation time)

find $DIR -ctime +$DAYS -print0|xarg -0 rm

should probaly work.

not tested, though...

(use at you own risk)

Albert Dengg <a_d@gmx.at>

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