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Old 12-03-2007
If any file resides for more than an hour in this directory then to raise an alert

If there is a file upload done from a remote server
and if the file remains without being extracted for more than an hour,
I need to identify the files and create an alert message to the
users in the other end.
please help me writing a shell script for it.

# 2  
Old 12-03-2007
You'll need to come up with your own way of determining if it's been extracted or not (or provide more details as to what changes in the file or filename).

I can help with some pseudo code for the rest though:
period=300 # 5 mins
threshold=3600 # 1 hour
now=`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`
while true
  for file in <your test for the presence of unprocessed files>
    difference=$now - `<get $file mtime>`
    if [ $difference -ge $threshold ]
      <raise an alarm for $file being $difference old>

# 3  
Old 12-03-2007
If you have perl, this script will find all files not modified in the last hour...

function file_hours {
    perl -e 'printf "%i\n", 24*(-M shift);' -- $1

cd wherever

for file in *
    if [[ $(file_hours $file) -ge 1 ]]
        echo $file is old
        echo $file is new

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