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Code find -ctime

Code:
startdate="2012_07_04-16:14:4"
path1="/home/drdos/sample"

days=0

find $path1 -name "*$startdate*" > teste.txt

while [ ${cat teste.txt | grep -c $startdate } -lt 0]
do

    find $path1 -name "*.zip" ctime $days > teste.txt
    days=`expr $days + 1`
done

echo " Files that are near the string u search are on  teste.txt"

Hi to everyone, i have one question why i get 0 results if i define the variable $startdate="2012_07_04-16:14:45", and if i define it like this $startdate="2012_07_04-16:14:4", he returns the last modified file closer to that search on the dir ?


Thanks in advance
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drd0spt
Code:
[ ${cat teste.txt | grep -c $startdate } -lt 0]

Ignoring the command substitution syntax error of using braces, ${ ... }, instead of parenthesis, $( ... ), that expression is never true. grep's count is always non-negative and you're testing for a negative.

Regards,
Alister
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sorry my bad, i have the parenthesis on my orignal code, it was my mistake but yes even with the () , it does not return the values when i put the second digit on the seconds in $startdate but if i make a search for only one of the 2 digits in seconds it works correctly .
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