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Delete files older than X days:
find /path/to/files* -mtime +5 -exec rm \{\} \;
(where +5 means older than 5 days.)
You _could_ use:
find /path/to/files* -mtime +5 -delete
but if you have many, many files, it will fail due to the list being too large.  The earlier one spawns an "rm" for each file. (which might be slower)
If you want to log the delete:
bash -c ‘date;find /path/to/files* -mtime +5 -exec rm -v \{\} \;;date’ > ~/mylog
This will echo the date into the file, then echo each file that gets deleted, then echo the date once more.
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