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Old 06-22-2001
ctime & find

I am trying to figure out the syntax to use find to remove files older than 30 minutes. I know that this will work for files 1 day old, but cannot seem to trim the time down to 30 minutes.
Code:
find /path/to/file -ctime +1 -exec rm -f {} \;

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Old 06-22-2001
You can "touch" a file with a specified datestamp using the "-t" option. Then use find with the "! -cnewer <I>file</I>" options.


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