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Old 10-04-2001
Question file creation time

i have to delete some files that were created on a particular date. is there any way to do that without affecting the files that were modified on the same date?
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Old 10-04-2001
As far as I know, there are no Unix filesystems that store the creation time of a file. generally they just store the last modification time, last access time, etc. So you would have to inspect the files and remove them by hand if they meet your criteria.
 

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