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# 1  
Old 07-26-2010
How to find files created some days before?

HI,
I have 2 questions.
1>
Is there any code to see files that created some day or some time before in a directory???
2>
how or where i will find the last exit status of a process??

thanks
# 2  
Old 07-26-2010
2. gettutxent() returns a utmp structure that has process exits code.
See:
getutxent - Linux Command - Unix Command

1. you did not specify your OS. All versions of the find command support:
Code:
find /path/to/files -mtime +2 -print

mtime +2 means older than 48 hours (2 days). -mtime -2 less than 48 hours

Some versions of find have the -mmin nn predicate that works on minutes instead of "days".
# 3  
Old 07-26-2010
2) If you mean within a shell script written in say ksh or bash:
The last exit status is held in the special environment variable called "$?". The exit status is a number. Zero means no error. Other values are application specific.

Code:
mycommand ; REPLY=$?
echo ${REPLY}

# 4  
Old 07-27-2010
last exit status of a process in unix

Hi methyl,

Can you please explain this :

Code
mycommand ; REPLY=$?
echo ${REPLY}
/code

Thanks
# 5  
Old 07-27-2010
to get the exit process of a process ....use echo $?

$? u can say is a sytem variable which holds the exit status of a command.
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# 6  
Old 07-27-2010
For the last command executed by the current shell, $? has the exit status.

When there is a command pipe e.g,
Code:
date | awk '{print $2}'

it holds the last commands (awk in this case) status. In bash the $PIPESTATUS array holds the status of all the command issued, ie., date and awk
# 7  
Old 07-27-2010
hi ,

please explain this code.

thanks ,
 

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