Checking the time of last file received?

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Old 05-28-2008
Checking the time of last file received?


Is there a way of looking at the last file received and checking whether it is more than 24 hours old?


I need to look in a directory, get the date of the processed file and make sure it wasn't more than a day ago. If it is more than 1 day ago I need to highlight that the mechanism that is sending the files might have gone down.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-28-2008
Read man find
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Old 05-28-2008

I've had a look and can see that -mtime, -atime etc can be used to find files for n number of days.

Do you know:
- How to relate this to only the last file received in that directory?
- If I put '-mtime 1' when does the 1 start from? i.e. is it the a day from the execution time or calendar day?

Thanks again
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Old 05-28-2008
1 or +1 is over one day, -1 is less that a day Smilie
You can send the result to sort and head or tail.
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Old 05-28-2008
U can use this as hint.

ls -lrt | tail -1 | awk '{print $6 $7 "-"$8}'
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Old 05-28-2008
Thanks Smilie

On the risk of being cheeky (infact it is cheeky) how would I link this with the mtime/atime command? Smilie

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Old 05-29-2008
Still Struggling

Still struggling to link these two commands together?

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