find -amin +[n] -delete

remove files and directories with acces time older than a given time

Deletes files older than "n" minutes ago. Note the plus sign before the n is important and means "greater than n". This is more precise than atime, since atime is specified in units of days. NOTE that you can use amin/atime, mmin/mtime, and cmin/ctime for access, modification, and change times, respectively. Also, using -delete is faster than piping to xargs, since no piping is needed.

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2009-11-20 17:15:28

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-amin and -delete are not standard, and not found in most versions of find.
cfajohnson · 443 weeks and 1 day 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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