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# 1  
Old 08-03-2010
Bug File existence and increment

while read line;
 do [[ -e "$line" ]] && let  count=count+1; done < file_name.txt
 echo "$count of 10  files found "

The scenario is a follows :
I have a file which contains a list of filenames present in particular directory .
I am checking fo the existence of the file and incrementing the counter by 1.
Now there are some files which are of a previous date ( but as the file name is same , it passes my check )
So what i plan to do is

ls -lrt file_name | awk {'print$7'}

in a varibale
date +'%d'

in a variable and compare both , if they dont match thn don't increment the counter .

Please advise.
# 2  
Old 08-03-2010
What you want to do exactly .........? you want to count the Files which are accessed today ?
# 3  
Old 08-03-2010

Yes absolutely right ... ( but the list of filenames to be considered is written in a file )
# 4  
Old 08-03-2010
You can touch .filename (it's name same as file name in the file_list) when you find the date change ,so
if you find filename older than .filename ,so ,it has changed.
if [ file1 -ot file2 ]

we can just think .filename is a timestamp file...
# 5  
Old 08-03-2010

hi .. got ur point but how do i implement that ... any suggestions
# 6  
Old 08-03-2010
1,"touch" file .file
2,when somebody modify file . so .file is older than file.
3,if [ .file -ot file ];then
touch .file #the modify time changed
echo "file has modified"
echo "file not changed"
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