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It's possible to use "find" to search a file that was modified for example between 5/10/2004 and 7/11/2005? How can i do this? I saw there is option -mtime, but i don't understand how to use it in this case. Thanks
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It's possible to use "find" to search a file that was modified for example between 5/10/2004 and 7/11/2005? How can i do this? I saw there is option -mtime, but i don't understand how to use it in this case. Thanks
You can ...

-atime The time the file was last accessed
-ctime The time the file's status last changed
-mtime The time the file was last modified
-newer Newer than ...

touch -t 200410060000 /tmp/newerstart
touch -t 200511070000 /tmp/newerend
find . \( -newer /tmp/newerstart -a \! -newer /tmp/newerend \) -print



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Originally Posted by Kaminski
It's possible to use "find" to search a file that was modified for example between 5/10/2004 and 7/11/2005? How can i do this? I saw there is option -mtime, but i don't understand how to use it in this case. Thanks
Code:
find /dir -type f -mtime +<days since 7/11/2005> -mtime -<days since 5/10/2004>

In other words:
-mtime -<days> looks for files newer than <days> old
-mtime +<days> looks for file older than <days> old
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the problem is that i need it for a script; it should be something like this:

#!/bin/bash
clear
read date #mm/dd/YYYY
find -option $date

it's possible to do this kind of things?
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Change the date to a format touch can use, then add one day, and subtract one day
Code:
touch ./old -t   200801100000                # jan 10 2008 at one second after midnight
touch ./new -t  20080102359                 # jan 10 2008 23 hours 59
find /path/to/files \( -newer ./old -a ! -newer ./new\) -print

find can use the newer command to get an exact date. Change the time values to get what you want.
 

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