tag: ls

Delete files based on last modified date

3 Oct, 2011 - 1 minutes
First create some files to test with: touch -d 01/01/2015 newfile touch -d 01/01/2009 oldfile Check it worked. using ls -l osaka@rika:~/test$ ls -l total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 osaka osaka 0 Jan 1 2015 newfile -rw-r--r-- 1 osaka osaka 0 Jan 1 2009 oldfile And now delete all files which where last modified over one year ago. find . -mtime +360 -delete The same as; find /home/osaka/test/ -mtime +360 -exec rm '{}' \; Enojy.

rm exclude

21 Jan, 2011 - 1 minutes
With help from Google and Linux forum, found a cool command that will delete everything else but not the folder or file name in the specified field behold the command of destiny! rm -r `ls | grep -v 'snapshots'` Make sure that around the piped ls command you have tilda and a single quote around the file/folder name. Chomputers away!