Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Check file created is less than 4 hours or not.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Check file created is less than 4 hours or not.
# 1  
Old 06-18-2010
Check file created is less than 4 hours or not.


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
If your's is linux, this should work:

find . -mmin -240

# 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
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:

$ 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.

# 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.
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..
# 7  
Old 06-18-2010
find . -type f -mmin -240

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #664
Difficulty: Medium
DOS was initially released with the IBM PC in 1985.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Shell script to check the file sitting in the directory more than 10 hours

Hi, I require shell script to check for any pending files which are sitting in the particular directory for more than 10 hours. Please help me on this...Thank you. (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: kiruthiish
5 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Check if file got created in less than 10 hrs

Dear Gurus, I want to check if file got created in less than 10 hrs in .ksh. Here is my requirement In $var5 : I'm storing file name In $var4 I have stored : select to_char(sysdate,'YYYYMMDDHH:MM:SS') from dual; If that file date time is less than 10 hrs, then I need to check if less... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: thummi9090
1 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Check how many minutes ago the last file created

Hi , I need help in getting how many minutes ago the last file, matching some pattern in file name, was created in a folder. Thanks in advance. (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: Anupam_Halder
8 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Get filelist in a folder which is created in last x hours

Hi , I am looking for some help in getting the list of files matching some pattern in a folder and those were created in last X hours. Please help. Thanks in advance. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Anupam_Halder
1 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Select only the files created in the last 24 hours

Hi There I am trying to create a shell script (.ksh) that will be run on AIX 5300-10 to scp files from one server to another. The only files I am interested in are the ones that were created in the last 24 hours of whenever the script was run. There are numerous other files in the source... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: jimbojames
6 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

check file exists and created today issue

Morning My other issue I have seems very simple but im just not seeing it. I have a script that checks on a remote share to see if the backups for some systems have run. Its as simple as: find /mnt/ukwcs-net-config/WLAN-Controllers/ -mtime -1 -ls | egrep '(cfg)' > wlanlog.txt cut -c 1-92... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: ltodd2
4 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Finding a file created within the last 24 hours

which out of atime, ctime, or mtime are the closest to diplaying only the files created within the last 24 hours. is it even possible to find only the files created in the last 24 hours, because I heard that unix files don't hold the creation time as a property of the file. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: raidkridley
3 Replies

8. Shell Programming and Scripting

To check the lists of file created between 30-60 min

Hi I have to write a script, that will find out the lists of files in a particular directory, which are created between 30-60 min intervals. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: velocitnitin
3 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

list the file created before 24 hours using ls command

I want to list the files created before past 24 hours using ls command. please help me on this (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: jayaramanit
7 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

Files created in last 24 hours

I need a script which list the files which is starting with the word heap*** and that is created before past 24 hours.I need the script using find command. please help me on this. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: jayaramanit
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos