On Mon, 13 Nov 2006 Koen de Wijs wrote: > I have a ftp -server. I use a harddisk of 9 Gb for the ftp-directory. > > This isn't very big so I want to throw away the oldest file if the disc > is full.
I'd tend to define 'full' as perhaps 8GB in that situation, and likely protect at least some ftp directories from purely date-based purging. > I can write a cronjob that checks every minute. But isn't there another > solution; If you leave enough headroom then hourly might be often enough? > Can't I just write a C program that listens to some systemcalls and > automatically deletes the oldest file if the harddisk is full??? Well you can do anything in C if you know how and have the time :) but a small script using existing utilities would be a lot easier. Sounds like a job for find(1) to me. Search for the numerous primaries matching 'time' or 'newer', also see -size and maybe others useful for generating a list of pathnames of your candidate(s) to feed to rm(1) Cheers, Ian _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"