Executable to delete files fitting certain criteria.
The intended purpose is to delete backups older than a certain date, whilst keeping hourly, daily or weekly and so on backups.
Specifying an option like --hourly will keep the first file of the hour and delete the rest of the files created within the same hour, provided that the those files were created before the threshold date.
The executable does not itself create any backups, it is only intended for cleaning up existing ones.
clean_files file_paths [options]
For help use:
-v, --verbose Print name of files deleted -p, --pretend Implies -v, only prints what files would have been deleted -r, --recursive Delete directories as well as files -t, --threshold Time ago in days for when to start deleting files File newer than this date are never deleted. The default is 30 days. For example: -t 10 or --threshold=30 -H, --hourly Keep hourly files -D, --daily Keep daily files -W, --weekly Keep weekly files -M, --monthly Keep monthly files -Y, --yearly Keep yearly files
clean_files /backups/sql/*.sql --threshold 60 --daily clean_files /Users/me/Downloads/* --pretend --verbose --recursive -t 10
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