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How to delete files older than N Days in Linux

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How to delete files older than N Days

You can delete files older than N days using the find utility in Linux. The command syntax is shown below:

find <Directory_Path> -mtime <Number_Of_Days> -exec rm {} \;

Example:

find /home/grepitout/Downloads -mtime +7 -exec rm {} \;

The above command searches and delete seven days old files in the directory “/home/grepitout/Downloads“.

That’s it!

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