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Old 04-01-2011, 03:03 AM   #1
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find -atime


Hi all

I'm using KSH and i need to have my files listed that are 1 hour old.
So if a file has been accessed 30 minutes ago, i don't want that file in my list, but if a file has been accessed 60+ minutes ago, he needs to be in that list (also if the file has been accessed months ago)

so, what i've got now is:
Code:
test=`find /some/folder -atime 1`
echo $test
my result is on a good way, meaning that i get some files, but not all of them.. so i geuss i'm missing something.

I've also looked at the manpages for find in the KSH
Quote:
-atime n
True if the file access time subtracted from
the initialized time is n-1 to n multiples of
24 h.
The initialization time shall be a
time between the invocation of the find
utility and the first access by that
invocation of the find utility to any file
specified by its path operands. The access
time of directories in pathname_list is
changed by find itself.
what do they mean with that (bold section)?

thx
 
Old 04-01-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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If you need it in minutes. You should use '-amin' not '-atime' which is in days.
You also have to use + / - for more than or less than. You can even specify a range.

For more than 60 mins:
Quote:
# find /some/folder -amin +60
For more than 30 mins but less then 60 mins:
Quote:
# find /some/folder -amin +30 -amin -60
The last I tried this, the find program itself accesses the files to read this information. So after running this once, your access time will be updated. For this reason, you probably might want to use '-mmin' instead if it makes sense.

Last edited by ongte; 04-01-2011 at 07:26 AM.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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yes i know, but i'm using the Korn shell on a HP-UX, and if i look on the man pages of that server, i don't have the options you describe
 
Old 04-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #4
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Oops. Sorry then, no idea about HP-UX. Haven't touched one of those in 10 years.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 07:32 AM   #5
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hehe np ^^

do you know something about NAGIOS?
 
  


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