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I have a directory /home/projects/ with several nested sub-directories.

How to recursively delete all files older than 1 week inside any logs directory starting from /home/projects/ ?

A schedulable script compatible between distros, specially debian and ubuntu is a plus.

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find /home/projects -mtime +7 -type f -path '*/logs/*' -delete

you can test the match by removing '-delete'

and if used in a cron, it's a good idea to prepend it all with nice for lower cpu/io priority

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