sh,ksh,aix , error to delete files older than 1 day form csv list


error to delete files older than 1 day form csv list

Question:

Tag: sh,ksh,aix

I want to delete files in a directory, from the supplies csv file if its older than 1 day.

I tried to print them for test purpose:

in.txt

1,one
2,two

code:

 INPUT="in.txt"
 while IFS=',' read -r id name
 do
   find tmp/$name -mtime +1 -type f
 done < "$INPUT"

Ths code throws error :

find: bad status-- tmp/one
find: bad status-- tmp/two

Thanks.


Answer:

recall that the form for a find command is

 find ${baseDir} -${options ......} args to opts.

Your form is saying

find tmp/$name -mtime +1 -type f
# --^^^^^^^^^^ -- start looking in dir tmp/$name

You probably want to say

find tmp -name $name -mtime +1 -type f
#---^^^^^ start looking in the tmp dir

Keeping the -type f may not be needed, but it prevents you from matching a directory instead of a file.

IHTH.


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