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Locate recently created UNIX files

The following command is useful for finding UNIX files that have been recently added to your server. Part of the job of the Oracle DBA is monitoring the background_dump_dest and the user_dump_dest for trace files, and purging trace files that are no longer required.

The following command lists all files that were created in the past two weeks:

root> find . -mtime -14 -print

This command can easily be expanded with the xargs or the –exec command to automatically remove the elderly trace files:

root> find . -mtime -14 -print|xargs -i rm \;

The above is an excerpt from the "Oracle UNIX Administration Handbook" by Oracle press, authored by Donald K. Burleson.


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