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Re^2: File not found error

by rrrrr (Novice)
on Oct 11, 2012 at 05:00 UTC ( #998361=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: File not found error
in thread File not found error

Hi aitap

I want one liner command to delete non empty directories older than days. So tried of find command. I want to pass the path name and no of days through a find command. I searched hardly I couldnt find anything.

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Re^3: File not found error
by aitap (Deacon) on Oct 11, 2012 at 15:44 UTC

    man find:

    SYNOPSIS find [-H] [-L] [-P] [-D debugopts] [-Olevel] [path...] [express +ion] <...> find: paths must precede expression
    So, first, move all your paths to search into before any expressions. Next, replace -exec rm -rf {} ; with -ls in order to debug your expression and make sure it finds only what you want to delete. Next, run and check that your command runs and returns expected results. Finally, move -exec rm -rf {} ; back in its place.

    You can also use find2perl to make a Perl program from find expression or start manually using File::Find instead.

    Sorry if my advice was wrong.

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