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Old 10-02-2009
Find age of files...

I am trying to figure out how to look at only the following directory...

And search it for any files that have a .arc extension and are older then 24 hours.

I have never done anything like this and have no idea where to start. I want to make sure it does not drill into subdirectories at all.

Could anyone show me how I might do this?

Thank you.
# 2  
Old 10-02-2009

Assuming that there are no directories ending in .arc:

find /lcl/prd/data/dc003p/dump/*.arc -mtime +1

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Old 10-02-2009
# 4  
Old 10-05-2009
Hhhhmmm still not exactly what I am looking for in the results.

Last edited by LRoberts; 10-05-2009 at 09:55 AM..
# 5  
Old 10-05-2009
Originally Posted by LRoberts
That command works on Solaris however it seems to get mixed results on Linux. For example I did the following...

find /lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts *.sh -mtime +1

And the results were...


Instead of listing only .sh files it resulted in others such as .dat.

---------- Post updated at 03:32 AM ---------- Previous update was at 03:20 AM ----------

Ok cancel that I see what its doing now....
Its listing all the files but at then end is the one that matches.

Anyway to have it not list like that?

It still seems to be messing with what I am trying to capture which is the count...

ringneck:/lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts>find /lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts *.sh -mtime +1
ringneck:/lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts>find /lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts *.sh -mtime +1 | wc -l

As you can see it shows that it finds because its file ext is .sh however the count is counting everything so it has the result of 4

I need to only count the files that have the ext .sh.

Any ideas? Thanks!

put the extra code in below

find /lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts *.sh -mtime +1  2>/dev/null

# 6  
Old 10-05-2009
I tried that but I get the same results....
What exactly does that do?
# 7  
Old 10-05-2009
Originally Posted by LRoberts
I tried that but I get the same results....
What exactly does that do?
kindly eliminate the space in bold below and put "/" instead...
find /lcl/apps/Tivoli/omnibus_procedure_scripts/*.sh -mtime +1 2>/dev/null

the usage of 2>/dev/null is to redirect the error to /dev/null.

is "omnibus_procedure_scripts" a file or directory name?

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