deleting /tmp files from crontab
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Tue Apr 26 14:13:08 UTC 2016
On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 02:48:51PM +0200, Michael Schuster wrote:
> On 26/04/16 14:30, David Banning wrote:
> >I am attempting to delete my .spamassassin files from my /tmp directory
> >putting a command in my crontab;
> >find /tmp/.spam* -mmin +360 -delete
> the find syntax looks strange (assuming this is straight 'find', not
> somthing crontab-specific); normally, I'd expect to see
> # find /tmp -name '.spam*' -mmin +360 -delete
That seems to delete the files, but not the directories starting in .spam*
Reviewing the find man page, it appears the -delete implementation will
not work unless the directory is empty. Still looking for solutions here.
> Does that help?
> >renders the following error;
> >find: -delete: /tmp/.spamassassin10101hXUUVytmp: relative path potentially
> >not safe
> >looking in past postings on this matter, post people add the -mindepth 1,
> >however in my case while it elliminates the error,
> >it does not delete all the files, perhaps because some of the .spam*
> >files are directories.
> >I wonder if someone has a solution for this.
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> Michael Schuster
> recursion, n: see recursion
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