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Delete more than one month old thumbnails from home directory

Terminal - Delete more than one month old thumbnails from home directory
find ~/.thumbnails/ -type f -atime +30 -print0 | xargs -0 rm
2009-03-30 04:23:07
User: alperyilmaz
Functions: find xargs
Delete more than one month old thumbnails from home directory

By time thumbnail images in ~/thumbnails take up too much space, this command will help deleting old ones.

Find options explained:

-type f : find files only, not directories

-atime +30 : last accessed more than 30 days ago


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What others think

You can already set a space quota, and also maximum age for Nautilus thumbnails with gnome config editor. Easier ;)

Comment by CodSpirit 473 weeks ago

hmm, good one

my thumbnails folder was over 450MB

now cron will keep eye on it :)

Comment by sander85 473 weeks ago

find ~/.thumbnails/ -type f -atime +30 | xargs rm -f

Comment by sander85 473 weeks ago

Plus, you don't need to pipe it to xargs:

find ~/.thumbnails/ -type f -atime +30 -exec rm {} +
Comment by goodevilgenius 473 weeks ago

Actually, I forgot, find has a delete action:

find ~/.thumbnails/ -type f -atime +30 -delete
Comment by goodevilgenius 473 weeks ago

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