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timdiacon

script to remove files of certain age from server

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Hello,

I am using fpdf to create PDF's store them on my server and then allow people to download them. However I would like to add a line in my pdf generation script which searches the directory where they are stored and removes any PDF's that are more than a week old.

Any help on how to do this would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Wow, I'd like to know the answer to that as well!

That being said, could you trying incorporating the date into the file name?

Or, perhaps you could track PDF creation with a table? Then you could use the table to tell you which one to delete?

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actually I think I have found the answer on php.net...

[code]
if (is_dir("$path") )
       {
           $handle=opendir($path);
           while (false!==($file = readdir($handle))) {
               if ($file != "." && $file != "..") {  
                   $Diff = (time() - filectime("$path/$file"))/60/60/24;
                   if ($Diff > 14) unlink("$path/$file");

               }
           }
           closedir($handle);
       }
[/code]

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