cleaning olds files hdd

celticfc

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Hope im in right section ?

is there a program/ plugin for cleaning old obselete files from hdd/movies off of internal hdd on wooshbuild, when i use "Movie Browser" and goto series i see a load of old files that i deleted but they are still remnants of the old files
cheers
 
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cactikid

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Not used that but is it something like every episode of say eastenders in a folder Eastenders and have you deleted each one in turn to decrease the list and when empty delete the folder.Then empty the trash.
 

celticfc

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Not used that but is it something like every episode of say eastenders in a folder Eastenders and have you deleted each one in turn to decrease the list and when empty delete the folder.Then empty the trash.

ye ive deleted all old files i dont need , ie old movies/series and trashcan using " planner" but files still show up in "Movie browser" when i use series,
but i thought there might be a plugin / tools to clean drive up when using wooshbuild

cheers
 

celticfc

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nae probs. m8. its not a problem for me i was just curious why the old files dont delete for good , i think it must be something to do with movie browser plugin as if i look at hdd/movies using filezilla there not there.
cheers anyway m8
 

Willo3092

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You can use a script from putty.
I use the following on a cron timer to delete episodes of The Chase and Coronation Street that are more than 14 days old.
This gets rid of the orphans as well.

#!/bin/sh
find "/media/net/TV/Coronation Street/" -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;
find "/media/net/TV/The Chase/" -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;

Obviously you would need to change the folder path.
 

celticfc

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You can use a script from putty.
I use the following on a cron timer to delete episodes of The Chase and Coronation Street that are more than 14 days old.
This gets rid of the orphans as well.

#!/bin/sh
find "/media/net/TV/Coronation Street/" -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;
find "/media/net/TV/The Chase/" -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;

Obviously you would need to change the folder path.

cheers for that Willo3092. would i have to change the path for each orphaned entry
 

Willo3092

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I have all my series in folders so the path relates to the folder.
If you have everything in /media/hdd/movies/ it will delete everything that is over 2 weeks old.

If you're not sure what you are doing I would err on the side of caution and do things manually.
 

celticfc

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I have all my series in folders so the path relates to the folder.
If you have everything in /media/hdd/movies/ it will delete everything that is over 2 weeks old.

If you're not sure what you are doing I would err on the side of caution and do things manually.

will have a read and check it out i do have old movies on hdd so might have to do it manually.
thanx for your help m8
cheers
 

steptoe

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You can use a script from putty.
I use the following on a cron timer to delete episodes of The Chase and Coronation Street that are more than 14 days old.
This gets rid of the orphans as well.

#!/bin/sh
find "/media/net/TV/Coronation Street/" -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;
find "/media/net/TV/The Chase/" -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;

Obviously you would need to change the folder path.
That's a take on the rm -rf command
You can use rm -rf manually, but you need to be very careful you don't delete stuff you want to keep

good script btw
 

grog68

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That's a take on the rm -rf command
You can use rm -rf manually, but you need to be very careful you don't delete stuff you want to keep

good script btw
the trouble with rm -rf is that it deletes everything no questions asked, the script @Willo3092 uses is only deleting files over 14 days old, less chance of upsetting the other half when you've deleted last nights Corro before she has watched it.
 

steptoe

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the trouble with rm -rf is that it deletes everything no questions asked, the script @Willo3092 uses is only deleting files over 14 days old, less chance of upsetting the other half when you've deleted last nights Corro before she has watched it.
rm -rf only deletes what you tell it to.
The problem is knowing what to tell it to delete,
That's why I said nice script by @Willo3092
 

grog68

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rm -rf only deletes what you tell it to.
The problem is knowing what to tell it to delete,
That's why I said nice script by @Willo3092
yea, but if using -rf options then chances are you are using a wildcard, ie you wouldn't do rm -rf /media/hdd/movie/nameofrecording.ts as the -rf options are not then required. You would use -rf if using wildcards rm -rf /media/hdd/movie/nameofrecording.* which is then dangerous especially if you dont want to annoy the boss
 
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