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Old 03-24-2014
Find command issue

Hi Guys,

I have a file called error.logs. am just trying to display the content in the file which was modified last 1 day. I tried below command but it doesnt give the proper output.

find /u/text/vinoth/bin "error.logs" -mtime -1 -exec cat {} \; >> mail.txt

Any help is much appreciated!!!

# 2  
Old 03-24-2014
Elaborate what you mean by "doesn't give the proper output"
# 3  
Old 03-24-2014
Hi ahamed,

The ouput of scripts should give only the change happened last 1 day. But it gives all the changes happened on that file.

# 4  
Old 03-24-2014
find is not that intelligent. It will only list the file that was modified x no of days as per your command.
Are you expecting it to display the content which got added into that file in last 24 hours? I don't think a readymade command is available for that.
You may need to parse the file, provided there is some marker like date or something added in the file to identify per day logs.
# 5  
Old 03-24-2014
Yes i need to display the content which got added into that file in last 24 hours?

Am new to shell scripting......Any suggestion how can i get this done??
# 6  
Old 03-24-2014
You have to add '-name' in the command
find /u/text/vinoth/bin -name "error.logs" -mtime -1 -exec cat {} \; >> mail.txt

# 7  
Old 03-24-2014
Hi Srini,

It doesnt works. It just gave me the duplicate file of error.logs, not the latest change happened 24 hours before.

869119 Mar 24 04:10 mail.txt
869119 Mar 24 04:10 error.logs
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