The Question is:
I have a requirement of deleting files more than 7 days old. For this I am
using /before option of the delete command. But how do I give the parameter
(current day - 7 ) to the /before switch?
The Answer is :
DCL permits specifications of absolute, relative (also called delta)
and combination dates. Please see the help text -- please see HELP
DCL DATE_TIME on V7.2-1 -- and please see the OpenVMS User's Guide
for details on this.
To delete all files older that 7 days, use: $DELETE/BEFORE="-7-"
And when trying new DELETE command switch combinations, please practice
using the switches on the DIRECTORY command first, to ensure that the
command will select (only) the intended files.