[Samba] file "time-to-live"
Leonardo Carneiro - Veltrac
lscarneiro at veltrac.com.br
Tue Jun 29 08:55:50 MDT 2010
Hi Brian, tks for your answer. I'm confident that my goal could be
achieved through the use of some third-party tool, like a script or
something like it, like you sugested. But what i really need to know is
if there is some feature in samba that would allow me to do just that.
But tks anyway for your answer.
On 06/29/2010 11:49 AM, Brian Cuttler wrote:
> You could write something to check file create times and
> delete files older than 36 hours, and run if from cron
> several times per day.
> I'd suggest # find, but it doesn't have the granularity
> you are looking for, you could run it at 00:01 and remove
> files there where 2 days old.
> I did somethign similar on a VMS system I was managing, worked
> well until some enterprising student found (I don't believe
> they wrote it themselves) a program to reset the time stamp
> on their files (which your users may start doing as well, perhaps
> using # touch). At which point I started looking for files with
> creation dates in the future... many users of the date reset
> program wheren't quite as smart as they thought they where.
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:32:52AM -0300, Leonardo Carneiro - Veltrac wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> There is a way to make files being automatically deleted some time after
>> they have been created?
>> I know that, with some scripting wizardry i could achieve this, but i
>> wanna know if samba has this kind of feature.
>> I have a temp folder that users insist in use like a backup folder, so i
>> want to files to be deleted 24 hours after they have been created.
>> I cannot just delete everything at midnight because this folder is used
>> in full time, so if a user create a file at 23h59, it would be deleted a
>> minute later.
>> Sorry for my poor english and tks in advance.
>> Leonardo Carneiro
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