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Hi All

I was wondering what is the most efficient way to find files in the current directory(that may contain 100,000's files), that meets a certain specified file type and of a certain age.

I have experimented with the find command in unix but it also searches all sub directories. I have found references on internet that specify maxdepth/depth to limit search to current directory but the flavour of unix I am using does not have the maxdepth flag, I have read the man pages of find command and cannot find any way to limit search to current directory.

Can I use a unix ls command and pipe the output to another built in unix command that can check for age of file(remembering it can handle searching 100,000s of files)?

I seem to be having much issues with this and have not come up with a simple solution.

Can someone give me a sample unix script of what to do?
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Old 02-26-2009
Do you have the ability to use Perl or Python? You might also want to check to see if your copy of ls has the --full-date flag, which could help if you're doing a shell script.

Also, what version of Unix are you on? Sometimes --max-depth is there, but it's a different flag name.

Try "which perl" and "which python" to see if you have those. You could easily slap together a little script to do this.
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