I need a good tool, preferably a purpose-built, not a Swiss Army knife, and definitely free.

The tool will only allow a maximum number of files - or maybe files of a certain wildcard match - in a folder and delete all but the max (n) newest files by date updated.

I have a lot of log files accumulating that are pretty huge so I only want to keep a couple around at a time.

  • Sounds like a problem needing to be solved at the source; most logging frameworks have a built-in option for rotating log files. Of course, if you can't change/configure that, you'll need another solution ...
    – Glorfindel
    Sep 24, 2022 at 20:38


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