Script which deletes and comprisses logfiles


#1

Hello, together
Since last month I work with Ruby.
I realised that I leave in the work often log files which are older than
3 months.
Now I want to delete them, however, a script would be more sensible
there.

Can somebody show me how do I write a script which compresses my old log
files (older than 3 months) and delete them also?

Greetings
rubyamateur


#2

I wonder why you want to do it in Ruby, because this is such a typical
shell script task: Use ‘find’ for locating the old files, ‘zip’ to
compress them, and ‘rm’ to remove the unused ones.

Of course, you can do it in Ruby too:

The Ruby equivalent to find is the class Find,
http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib-2.2.4/libdoc/find/rdoc/Find.html

Compressing is done by Zlib,
http://ruby-doc.org/stdlib-2.4.0/libdoc/zlib/rdoc/Zlib.html

I don’t think deleting a file will cause you problems…