Created: 2011-07-12 15:32
Updated: 2018-12-06 11:15
License: gpl-3.0


Identify files which can be deleted or which need some action (like being gzipped).

Build Status
License: GPL v3



This is a script for identifying files that can be deleted or compressed to save space.


Required dependencies

  • Test::Most
  • Moose
  • File::Slurp
  • YAML::XS

Details for installing find_files_for_deletion are provided below. If you encounter an issue when installing find_files_for_deletion please contact your local system administrator. If you encounter a bug please log it here email us at

Clone the GitHub repository:

git clone

Move into the directory and run the tests:

cd find_files_for_deletion
make test


Usage: ./ [options]
This will look for files which can usually be deleted

./ -e test --directory /path_to/directory -o my_output_file
     --environment     Production or Test
     --directory       The root directory to use
     --output_file     The filename for the raw list of found files
     --quiet           Do not send emails to users or admin


find_files_for_deletion is free software, licensed under GPLv3.


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