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From Richard Dallaway <rich...@dallaway.com>
Subject Task to delete all but the most recent N files
Date Wed, 09 Oct 2002 21:08:23 GMT
I'm looking for a task that will allow me to delete a set of files,
except for the last N (say, the last 5 most recently modified files).

Specifically, the application I work on is built automatically (using
Cruse Control), and I'd like to keep just the last N .jar files that it
constructs -- rather than have to remember to go and clean up the
directory when the disk fills :-(.

I guess I could do this with a cron job/scheduled task, or I could shell
out, but I think it would be neater as a task.  I'm very happy to go and
write a custom task, but I'd rather not if there's a clever way to do
this using the core or optionals tasks.

Many thanks
Richard




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