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Re: Deleting files older then 48 hours..

by stefan k (Curate)
on Nov 12, 2001 at 18:40 UTC ( #124833=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Deleting files older then 48 hours..

the first thing -of course- that comes to mind is that I would do this using the find command. One would use the mtime flag to set the (modification)time and would combine it with the name-checker (-name) to exclude Then pipe it into xargs rm -f and that's it.

But then you seem to want to do this in perl. Simply put a check into your loop:

foreach $file (<*.zip>) { next if $file =~ /blahblah/; # continue with filetype- and time-checking and # deletion... unless (-d $file) { # no dirs # use stat($file)[9] which is mtime in seconds, I # think, or use the -M filetest which gives days # to find out whether to delete or not... } }
(Please note the regexp test (/blahblah/) could be replaced by string equality ( eq "") when you really(!) need performance, and please lookup the return values of -M and stat since I'm not really sure of it).

Maybe you should consider using File::Find for this...

Regards... Stefan
you begin bashing the string with a +42 regexp of confusion

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