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Old 06-18-2010
Check file created is less than 4 hours or not.

Hi,

I need to check some files in one directory whether any files has been created before 4 hours(ie, less than 4 hours from the current time).

Can anybody help me out..?

Thanks in advance..!
# 2  
Old 06-18-2010
Hi
If your's is linux, this should work:

Code:
find . -mmin -240

Guru.
# 3  
Old 06-18-2010
Hi Guru,

Thanks for the valuable reply.

But it's not working in my machine..Smilie
# 4  
Old 06-18-2010
Hi
Do this: You can create a file with a pre-determined date and time. And then you can tell find command to get all the files created after or before this reference file:

Code:
$ touch 200706170200    file
$ find . -newer file

The first command will create a file with timestamp 17-June-2007 02:00. find finds all files created after 2'o clock on 17-June-2007.

Guru.
# 5  
Old 06-18-2010
Hi Guru,

But I cant predict the file creation time.. Smilie

whatever files are present I need to check for all.
# 6  
Old 06-18-2010
Hi Kattoor
This will get you a list of files that were created roughly(not exactly in seconds) 4 hours ago in the current directory.
Code:
ls -l . | awk ' BEGIN { "date +\"%Y-%m-%d\" --date=\"4 hours ago\"" | getline hours } $6 >= hours  { print $8 } '


Last edited by kevintse; 06-18-2010 at 04:38 AM..
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Old 06-18-2010
find . -type f -mmin -240

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