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can anyone suggest what Unix commands i can use to maintain
a log file directory and prevent it from running out of disk space.

Are there any advantages and disadvantages of that?
 
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You should read your man page for 'find', since usage varies across *nix flavors. In particular look at parameters ctime, mtime, and atime.

But something like:



To remove files older than 30 time units (days, maybe hours, see the man page).

Once you understand what the proper command is, you will probably want to schedule it via cron.

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For Linux and some other systems, perhaps even better would be the "logrotate" system. It does that plus other useful things related to logfiles.
 
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cat opens readme.txt
grep gets the word "unix" in there
wc -l lists how many lines have the word "unix"

Basically, it tells you how many times "unix" was written. But, if unix is written twice on a line, it will count it once because of the -l parameter on wc.
 
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Krishna, welcome to JavaRanch.

Please note that you are replying to a topic from 2006, three years ago. The original poster is probably not still waiting for an answer. Please don't wake the zombies.
 
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