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List and delete files older than one year

Terminal - List and delete files older than one year
find <directory path> -mtime +365 -and -not -type d -delete
2009-05-28 14:14:49
User: Gomex
Functions: find
List and delete files older than one year


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Why use "-and -not -type d" instead of "-type f" ? like:

find <directory path> -mtime +365 -type f -delete
Comment by SlimG 374 weeks and 1 day ago

@SlimG in case Gomex wants to delete other types of files like a socket or character device.

Comment by bwoodacre 373 weeks and 6 days ago

@bwoodacre, you are right, this is my idea

Comment by Gomex 373 weeks and 1 day ago

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