Deleting special files

Deleting special files

Post by manfred.leop.. » Wed, 09 Jul 2003 17:14:19

Hi together,

sorry, but I'm perhaps a little bit st...

Will delete files in a special folderstructure. Files must be selectet
a) either not older than 24 hours (1 day) or all
b) files of all subdirs should be deleted - or even only the special

PPath will be the variable for the selected path, can be set by
variables etc.
PP1 will be the time-argument (1 or 0) as older 24 hours or all

this will be done mostly with
find $PPath -ctime $PP1 -exec -rm -i {}\;

as far as I know.
But this will delete all files from special path beginning and all
subdirectories too.
What can stop it, to delete only the special directory, and not the

Thanks for answer.



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Thanks a lot,

PS: It's Debian-Linux 1.2.4 on a PC-based machine.
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