crond, rm & find don't work together

crond, rm & find don't work together

Post by Karsten Fries » Sat, 09 Jul 1994 22:26:02


It's a simple problem: I found that emacs' auto-backup files ate too much
space on my harddisk and so I wrote the following line into root's crontab

0 0 * * * rm -f $(find / -name "*~" -print -o -name "#*#" -print)

This should delete backup files at midnight and every 24 hours. BUT IT
DOESN'T WORK! Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this line? I use Linux,
the shell is BASH, crond is activated, ... ... Maybe there exist other,
better solutions?

Thank you in advance!

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