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Gzip files older than 10 days matching *

Terminal - Gzip files older than 10 days matching *
find . -type f -name "*" -mtime +10 -print -exec gzip {} \;
2009-02-16 14:33:32
User: migueldiab
Functions: find gzip
Gzip files older than 10 days matching *

Useful for a cron job that runs nightly, gzipping or alternatively deleting files from a specific directory that are older than 10 days (in this case)


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

-name "*" is unnecessary, as -print is

Also, -exec can lead to "args list too long" error in case of a very large output.

Better way:

find . -type f -mtime +10 | xargs gzip
Comment by berta 401 weeks and 1 day ago

the "*" was actually to match the file name to something... then you could go

find . -type f -name "*.log" -mtime +10 -print -exec gzip {} \;

so you can do it for log files only...

Comment by migueldiab 401 weeks ago

Hi migueldiab,

As a extension ,i need the generated output .gzip files dump into the backup folder(ex: /tmp/backup ..which is already created)

Can you help me please


Amarnath P

Comment by poluamar 18 weeks and 3 days ago

How can i do the same for only to gzip 10 files sorted in reverse?

As of now, i'm using this technique

du -ak /opt | sort -nr | grep -i bak | head -10 gzip the files

please suggest me an alternative to make it in a single command line that i can execute.

Comment by vinay 12 weeks ago

Your point of view

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