Gzip files older than 10 days matching *

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

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2009-02-16 14:33:32

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
berta · 509 weeks 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...
migueldiab · 509 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 Thanks, Amarnath P
poluamar · 126 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.
vinay · 120 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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