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find /path/to/files -type f -mtime +7 | grep -v \.gz | xargs gzip

By: f4nt
2009-02-21 15:57:05

What Others Think

find /path/to/files -type f -mtime +7 ! -name '*gz' | xargs -r gzip The grep is not needed. "-r" for xargs does not create an error message if no file is found.
lux · 634 weeks and 1 day ago
find /search/path/ -type f ! -iname *.gz -mtime +7 -exec gzip You could make this command quicker by not piping
kazler · 634 weeks ago
find /search/path/ -type f ! -iname *.gz -mtime +7 -exec gzip forgot the $ for the code
kazler · 634 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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