Counting number of folders in a Directory


 
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Old 08-26-2011
Error Counting number of folders in a Directory

Help Needed !

Can we count number of folders of specific date in a directory, even if directory has folders of different dates.

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Old 08-26-2011
Yes. One possible way would be to list the directory's contents and check for matches against the date fields. Another would be to use find's -[acm]time primaries. stat may be of use. Or you could go with a pure perl solution. Many ways. What's easiest depends on the specifics of the situation.

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Alister
 
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