Script to check for the file existence, if file exists it should echo the no of modified days

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Old 08-02-2011
Script to check for the file existence, if file exists it should echo the no of modified days


I am looking for a shell script with the following.

1. It should check whether a particular file exists in a location


if [ -e /Users/Shared/xxx.txt ];
echo "xxx.txt File Exists"
echo "File Not Found"

2. If file exists, it should check for the modified date and run a command if the modified date is greater than 45 days

I have somehow managed to do the first point but I have to add the second query in my script.


Last edited by pludi; 08-02-2011 at 07:42 AM..
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Old 08-02-2011
On OSX, Linux, and BSD you can use the stat command to get the modification time. Read it into a variable using $( ... ) and check if that's greater than 45.
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Old 08-03-2011
[Solved]check file existense and mod date older than 45 days


I am managed to get the script with the help of my friend. It works.


#This script checks if the <filename> esixts in the <fileloc> and also if the modification date is less than 45 days.



cd $fileloc

if [ -f $filename ]; then

  echo "File Exists"
  filestr=`find . -name $filename -mtime +45 -print`
  if [ "$filestr" = "" ]; then
    echo "File is not older than 45 days"
    echo "File is older than 45 days"

  echo "File does not exist"

exit 0

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