I found this command line option that should work to delete old files but not working.
forfiles /p "c:\path\to\logfile\directory" /s /m *.* /d -7 "cmd /c del @path"
Every time i run it, it tells me "Invalid argument/option - 'cmd /c del @path'.
Anyone know why?
i usually use this application deldate from www.petri.co.il/deldate.htm to delete files based on a certain date. Works well so far.
Forfiles is pretty sensitive depending on the version you're dealing with. For example, some versions only take hyphens and not slashes on the switches. Some are case-sensitive. You have to play with it, unfortunately.
In this case, I think you need a /c before your "cmd" part.
...or just use deldate. I have not used it, but it looks cool and Petri is a very credible source.
I have a vbs script that I use quite succcessfully on client servers to clean up old files/folders based on a specific age...I can get a copy and attach t if you'd like.
Thanks guys. I'll try out those things from petri.
Mark, if i cant get those to work ill try your vbs. Thanks
In the requirements for deldate it says Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003. Ever try it on windows 7 or server 2008?
Tested on windows 7 and seems to work.
Do you know if there are any other command line option? Like one to also search sub-folders.
Tested on 2008 to remove 60 days old reports :
forfiles /P "e:\kaseya\webpages\datareports\1" /S /M "_iVITa dagelijks overzicht.html" /D -60 /C "cmd /c del @PATH"
info about forfiles on the internet :
Why do you have this (bold part) in the command line? what does that do?