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'Fileprune' deletes files from a collection, targeting a given distribution of the file timestamps within time as well as size, number, and age constraints. It is meant to keep a set of periodically-created backup files to a manageable size while still providing reasonable access to older versions. The algorithm used for pruning is based on an exponential, Gaussian (normal), or Fibonacci distribution, and provides fine control of the files to delete and allows the retention of recent copies and increasingly aggressive pruning of older files. The retention schedule specifies the age intervals for which files will be retained.
DocumentationUser manpage available in HTML format from http://www.spinellis.gr/sw/unix/fileprune/fileprune.pdf
released on 1 April 2004
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