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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Find files newer than x days Post 302492466 by Leyva62 on Monday 31st of January 2011 01:42:39 PM
Old 01-31-2011
Thanks Jim,

I tried this but it didn't find any files. I then touched a new file and put in in a subdirectory under where I stated and it didn't find it.

I then touched another file in the root of where I am starting my search and it was found using the following command.

- first the touch command for the file I am looking for.
Code:
#touch ~/data/repository/thumb/vol1/fileone

- now the touch for the file dated 1/10/2011
Code:
#touch -t 201101100000 ~/DATEFILE

- now the find command that didn't work
Code:
#find ~/data/repository/ -newer ~/DATAFILE -exec ls -la {} \;

This returned all folders and files in this folder, not just the ones that were newer than ~/DATAFILE.

Additionally, I touched another file as today, and placed it on ~/data/repository and this one was also returned along with all folders in the ~/data/repository location.

Did I explain this well enough? Does this make sense?

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 02-01-2011 at 09:48 AM.. Reason: added code tags
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FIND(1) 						      General Commands Manual							   FIND(1)

NAME
find - find files meeting a given condition SYNOPSIS
find directory expression EXAMPLES
find / -name a.out -print # Print all a.out paths find /usr/ast ! -newer f -ok rm {} ; # Ask before removing find /usr -size +20 -exec mv {} /big ; # move files > 20 blks find / -name a.out -o -name '*.o' -exec rm {}; # 2 conds DESCRIPTION
Find descends the file tree starting at the given directory checking each file in that directory and its subdirectories against a predi- cate. If the predicate is true, an action is taken. The predicates may be connected by -a (Boolean and), -o (Boolean or) and ! (Boolean negation). Each predicate is true under the conditions specified below. The integer n may also be +n to mean any value greater than n, -n to mean any value less than n, or just n for exactly n. -name s true if current filename is s (include shell wild cards) -size n true if file size is n blocks -inum n true if the current file's i-node number is n -mtime ntrue if modification time relative to today (in days) is n -links ntrue if the number of links to the file is n -newer ftrue if the file is newer than f -perm n true if the file's permission bits = n (n is in octal) -user u true if the uid = u (a numerical value, not a login name) -group gtrue if the gid = g (a numerical value, not a group name) -type x where x is bcdfug (block, char, dir, regular file, setuid, setgid) -xdev do not cross devices to search mounted file systems Following the expression can be one of the following, telling what to do when a file is found: -print print the file name on standard output -exec execute a MINIX command, {} stands for the file name -ok prompts before executing the command SEE ALSO
test(1), xargs(1). FIND(1)

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