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crontab -l -u USER | grep -v 'YOUR JOB COMMAND or PATTERN' | crontab -u USER -
2015-03-11 13:10:47
User: Koobiac
Functions: crontab grep
1

The "-u USER" is optional if root user is used

export KEEP_KERNEL=2; dpkg -l 'linux-image*' | awk '/^ii/ { print $2 }' | grep "[0-9]" | awk 'BEGIN{i=1}{print i++, $0}' | grep `uname -r` -B99 | sort -r | tail -n+$(($KEEP_KERNEL+2)) | awk '{print $2}'| xargs apt-get -y purge
find . -type f -exec echo echo rm {} '|' batch ';'|bash
2013-03-01 15:14:08
User: Ztyx
Functions: batch echo find rm
0

While `echo rm * | batch` might seem to work, it might still raise the load of the system since `rm` will be _started_ when the load is low, but run for a long time. My proposed command executes a new `rm` execution once every minute when the load is small.

Obviously, load could also be lower using `ionice`, but I still think this is a useful example for sequential batch jobs.

find . -name \*.swp -type f -delete
2013-01-19 07:38:03
User: ashwinkumark
Functions: find
Tags: file remove
0

Removes all *.swp files underneath the current directory. Replace "*.swp" with your file pattern(s).

find /backup/directory -name "FILENAME_*" -mtime +15 -exec rm -vf {} +
sed -i -e 's/^#$//g' /path/to/file
grep -v ^# file.conf | grep -v ^$ > new_file.conf
find . -mtime +10 -delete
2010-04-12 15:05:17
User: rexington
Functions: find
2

This will find all files under the path "." which are older than 10 days, and delete them. If you wish to use the "rm" command instead, replace "-delete" with "-exec rm [options] {} \;"

find /backup/directory -name "FILENAME_*" -mtime +15 -exec rm -vf {};
rm -vf /backup/directory/**/FILENAME_*(m+15)
find /backup/directory -name "FILENAME_*" -mtime +15 | xargs rm -vf
find . -name "\.svn" -exec rm -rf {} ";"