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Cron for Automatically Deleteing Session Files

Cron for Automatically Deleteing Session Files

Hi,

 

I'm having a buildup of session files, and rather than manually deleting them, I would like to have them be automatically deleted through the use of a Cron. Is this possible?

 

Many Thanks.

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Re: Cron for Automatically Deleteing Session Files

Yes you can put those file location in cron of your server and run rm -rf command using crontab.

 

 use the crontab -e option to edit your crontab jobs and add below lines in it.

 

 

* * * * *  find  /path/to/*.log -mtime +7 -exec rm -f {} \; 

 

Where you need to give path of your session files and if you want to remove all files just remove .log from the end.

 

For more reference refer this link - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22462716/remove-log-files-using-cron-job

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Re: Cron for Automatically Deleteing Session Files

Hi,

 

So in my case I would like it to be deleted every 2 hours, so:

 

* 2 * * *  find  /path/to/*

 

Re: Cron for Automatically Deleteing Session Files

@I_K22 - In your case below is the command you need to put in crontab.

 

* 2 * * *  find  /path/to/* -mtime +7 -exec rm -f {} \; 

 

Note : Its always good to take a backup first when we are doing(delete) something new , so here i would suggest take a backup first then and try.

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