Find files older than 60 days

find . -maxdepth 1 -type f -mtime +60 -ls

By: mack
2011-04-26 01:11:07

What Others Think

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.
oernii3 · 514 weeks ago
this command will fork/execve for every 60+days file. so if you have many files - it will take *ages* to finish.
depesz · 514 weeks 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?
Mozai · 513 weeks and 6 days ago
Use 'find' instead of 'ls' to be more accurate
mack · 513 weeks and 6 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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