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Find files older than 60 days

Terminal - Find files older than 60 days
find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -mtime +60 -ls
2011-04-26 01:11:07
User: mack
Functions: find
Find files older than 60 days


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this part is quite unnecessary "-exec ls -l {} \;"

it's much slower to run an external command. Find has an '-ls' option, or even an -printf one.

Comment by oernii3 205 weeks and 1 day ago

this command will fork/execve for every 60+days file. so if you have many files - it will take *ages* to finish.

Comment by depesz 205 weeks and 1 day ago

If you're going to make the output unparsable by adding '-exec ls {} \;' or '-ls', and limit the input with '-maxdepth 1', why not just use '/bin/ls -lt' to eyeball the oldest files?

Comment by Mozai 205 weeks ago

Use 'find' instead of 'ls' to be more accurate

Comment by mack 205 weeks ago

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