SYNOPSIS

Deletes log files.

SYNTAX

Remove-LogFile.ps1 -Path <Object> [-Age <Int32>] [-Filter <String>] [-LogFile <FileInfo>] [-Recurse] [-WhatIf]
 [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

Deletes log files, parameters can be used to specify the root folder, whether or not to include subfolders, a file extension filter and the age. This is intended to be run as scheduled task to regularly clean-up log files.

EXAMPLES

Example 1

.\Remove-LogFile.ps1 -Path C:\inetpub\logs -Age 7 -Recurse

This example removes all *.log files older than 7 days from C:\inetpub\logs and any subfolders.

PARAMETERS

-Age

Specify a number of days. Files with a LastWriteTime older than this will be deleted.

Type: Int32
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: cf

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Filter

Specify file extension filter. Defaults to ‘*.log’.

Type: String
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-LogFile

Specify a path to a log file. The script will log information and erros to the file.

Type: FileInfo
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Path

Specify folder in which logs will be deleted.

Type: Object
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: True
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-Recurse

Include subfolders.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases:

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.

Type: SwitchParameter
Parameter Sets: (All)
Aliases: wi

Required: False
Position: Named
Default value: None
Accept pipeline input: False
Accept wildcard characters: False

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

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NOTES