Purge old files using constraints
Simple tool to delete old files using a set of contraints.
If --include if used, only files matching the provided glob pattern are considered. This option can be used multiple times. By default, all files are considered.
$ purge-old-files -h usage: purge-old-files [-h] [--debug | --quiet] [--syslog] [--dry-run] [--include PATTERN] [--exclude PATTERN] MIN_AGE [DIRECTORY [DIRECTORY ...]] positional arguments: MIN_AGE Minimum age of files DIRECTORY Directory or glob pattern to be scanned (multiple directories can be provided) optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --debug, -D Show debug messages --quiet, -q Only show warning messages --syslog, -s Send log messages to /dev/log instead of stdout --dry-run, -d Show which files should be deleted --include PATTERN, -i PATTERN Include only files matching pattern --exclude PATTERN, -e PATTERN Exclude files matching pattern # Purge *.log files in /logs when they are older than 3 days $ purge-old-files --include '*.log' 3d /logs # Delete files from /backup when they are older than 1 week $ purge-old-files 1w /backup # Show which files from /backup are older than 3 months $ purge-old-files --dry-run 3M /backup
File minimum age
- s: seconds
- m: minutes
- h: hours
- d: days
- w: weeks
- M: months (30 days)
- y: years (365 days)
$ pip install purge-old-files
- Python 3.x
Do you know you can do this with a simple shell script using find?
Yep. I wrote those for years. They are also painful to maintain. And error prone. Feel free to use a shell script. :)
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