Is there a way to clean a directory using PHP after a certain amount of days? I'd like to put the amount of days into a $Cleanup variable? I've tried and not been able to get it working.

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You would need to set a cron job (scheduled task) you set these via the server control panel or with ssh to the server.

You would basically make a script that contained the code to delete all items in the directory and tell the cron task the path of that script, then tell it to run periodically.

  • What script would I need to add to delete files after 14 days?
    – Iestyn
    Oct 1, 2013 at 23:53

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