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# 1  
Old 07-01-2014
Files between two dates in UNIX

Hi Team,

I need to connect to a prod server and need to get the files which falls between two dates. I should not create ant files on that machine.
I am using korn shell.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Vinay
# 2  
Old 07-01-2014
So a few questions first:-
  • What have you tried so far?
  • What errors/output are you getting?
  • What OS and version are you using?
  • What tools do you prefer?
Most importantly, What have you tried so far?

If you were to consider the problem as a manual tasks, break it down into smaller chunks and logically work out the simplest steps you can. Does that help?

Show us your efforts and thinking and we will be better placed to help you.



Robin
# 3  
Old 07-01-2014
man find
# 4  
Old 07-01-2014
I have gone through man pages of Find and explored a option . But I cannot use this option as I don't have permission create any files on remote server.
Here is the option which I have seen in Man pages
$touch -t yyyymmddHHMM start_date_file
$ touch -t yyyymmddHHMM end_date_file
find . -type f -newer yyymmddHHMM ! -newer yyymmddHHMM -exec
# 5  
Old 07-01-2014
Try this (from the FAQ forum).
# 6  
Old 07-02-2014
Hi I need to search in sub-directories also. I removed maxdepth option from the command but it is not working.
Code:
find . -daystart -mtime $(( -1-$(date +%j)+$(date --date '08 Oct' +%j))) ! -mtime $(( -$(date +%j)+$(date --date '10 Oct' +%j)))

I need to exclude directories in the above file list

Last edited by Franklin52; 07-02-2014 at 11:57 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
# 7  
Old 07-02-2014
Is it just the exclude directories part that is causing it to not work or do you get some error or other - please expand on not working.

For excluding directories try ! -type d

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