[Techtalk] undeletable file in solaris

Conor Daly conor.daly-linuxchix at cod.homelinux.org
Wed Dec 2 19:29:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 02, 2009 at 04:36:08PM +0000 or so it is rumoured hereabouts, 
Joana Botto thought:
> Hi,
> I have a cron job that removes all the files older than 5 days under
> /var/bla. In this folder there is also a directory that is removed
> that shouldn't be deleted and I cannot disable the cronjob for this to
> avoid. Unfortunately chatrr doesn't work out for Solaris boxes I
> believe.
> Does anyone know what might be a good way to implement this?
> Regards,
> Joana Botto

Hi Joana,

I can't remember the detail but there's something like '-o prune' as part
of the find command that will exclude a dir from the search.  It might be
as simple as:

	-o <dir/to/keep> -o prune


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