Delete files older than..

find /dir_name -mtime +5 -exec rm {} \
This command will delete files i a given path (/dir_name) , which older than given time in days (-mtime +5 will delete files older than five days.

By: eleffie
2009-03-08 12:03:44

What Others Think

It doesn't work in my Ubuntu. Why don't you use instead a rm -f `find /dir_name -mtime +5`
jasvazquez · 644 weeks and 5 days ago
jasvazquez: Semicolon missing. The complete command is find /dir_name -mtime +5 -exec rm {} \; or find /dir_name -mtime +5 -exec rm {} +
juanman · 530 weeks and 3 days 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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