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March 23, 2022

Keep a number of files in a specific delete Folder I’m watching in

Q: Is there any option for a delete rule to keep a number of files, e.g. keep the last 10 Files, in the specific delete Folder I’m watching in?

We’re trying to handle our LOG Folder with Limagito. These LOG Files are not written permanently within a specific timeslot so it would be great to have this Log Rotation Option. Maybe there is a scriptsolution?

A: Yes this is indeed possible with Pascal Script (we tested this with version v2022.3.18.0).

1.Function is set to Delete

2.Source must be a Windows Folder or share

3. Set ‘Source File Sort Order’ to ‘File last write date ascending (Old to New)

Limagito Source File Sort Order

4.Open Pascal Script setup:

Limagito File Mover Pascal Script option

5.Enable and add the following ‘On Destination’ Pascal Script (you can adjust the Const values of ctKeepFiles, ctSearchExt and ctSearchSubDirs):

Var
  tmpCount: Integer;
Const
  ctKeepFiles = 10;
  ctSearchExt = '*.log';
  ctSearchSubDirs = True; // True or False
Begin
  // ... add your code here
  tmpCount := psCountFiles(psFilePath, ctSearchExt, ctSearchSubDirs);
  // Check
  If tmpCount > ctKeepFiles Then
  Begin
    psExitCode := 1;
  End
  Else
  Begin
    psLogWrite(1, '', 'Skip Delete, Minimum count reached');
    psExitCode := -2;
  End;
End.

Limagito File Mover keep the last 10 Files

You’ll find ‘Skip Delete’ in the RunTime Log when the minimum amout of log files needed is reached. Further deletes will be skipped.

Limagito File Mover RunTime log

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If you need any info about this ‘keep a number of files’ request, please let us know.

Best regards,

Limagito Team

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