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Old 04-02-2008, 09:22 PM
"Dan Track"
 
Default : Ho wto find files created on a specific date

HI

All thanks to everyone who commented, appreciate the tips and its made
my task a lot easier.

Cheers again
Dan

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Craig White <craigwhite@azapple.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 10:36 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 11:01 -0400, Todd Denniston wrote:
> > > Craig White wrote, On 04/02/2008 10:49 AM:
> > > > On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 10:40 -0400, Todd Denniston wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> cd /tmp
> > > >> touch --date="March 20" test20
> > > >> touch --date="March 21" test21
> > > >> find /opt/html/ -type f -newer test20 > list1
> > > >> find /opt/html/ -type f -newer test21 > list2
> > > > ----
> > > > nice...this is very elegant
> > > >
> > > > I need to file this away somewhere that I actually have a chance to find
> > > > this when I need it.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > >
> > > > Craig
> > > >
> > >
> > > and after seeing Mr. Haney's message I looked at the find man page a bit...
> > >
> > > find /opt/html/ -type f -newer test20 -not -newer test21
> > >
> > > same list as I got from the diff |grep, but without the need to sed, and it
> > > _probably_ could be carefully combined with the -exec option of find to do the rm.
> >
> > I prefer xargs to -exec, since it executes the command in batches. Also,
> > since filenames may have spaces in them, it's a good idea to use -print0
> > in the find and -null in the xargs.
> ----
> I wouldn't expect file names in html directory to have spaces but
> definitely it's always worth considering.
>
> I don't much like single line complicated commands that achieve file
> deletions as the ultimate result - for obvious reasons.
>
> Craig
>
>
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