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List files older that 7 days in a dir, excluding all subdirs

Hi,

I would like to list all files, older than 7 days, in a directory, but exclude all subdirectories in the find command. If I use find . -type f -mtime +7 all files in the subdirs are also included. How can I exclude them?

Regards,
JW
# 2  
Hi

Try adding
Code:
 -name ./sub_dir_to_exclude -prune -o

to the find string.
# 3  
Code:
find . -type f -maxdepth 1 -mtime +7

# 4  
Thanks for the reply folks.
-maxdepth is not supported (aix 5.2). The subdirectories to exclude differ on a daily basis.
# 5  
AIX does not have GNU find's -maxdepth switch. A work around would be this:
Code:
cd /to/the/dir
find ./ -type f -mtime +7 -print | awk -F '/' '$3 ~ /^$/'

# 6  
Or you could try this:
Code:
find . -type d ! -name . -prune -o -mtime +7 -print

This User Gave Thanks to Scrutinizer For This Post:
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Hi guys,

Works just fine. I tried to remove ./ characters at the beginning of the result with awk:
Code:
|awk 'BEGIN {FS="./"}{print $1}'

but the result is still the same. Any suggestions?

---------- Post updated at 03:38 PM ---------- Previous update was at 03:32 PM ----------

Ah already found it
Code:
| awk 'BEGIN {FS="/"}{print $2}'


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 06-04-2012 at 12:58 PM.. Reason: code tags
 

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