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Old 11-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #1
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How to check which file is changed in the last few days?


Sometime I do want to know who has changed which file in the last few days.

How? I think 'history' is maybe one way. But there should be other better ways.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:15 AM   #2
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Take a look at the "find" command.
example:
Code:
find . -mmin -1
finds all files in the current directory (and below) that were modified less than 1 minute ago.

"man find" for details
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:28 AM   #3
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Take a look at the "find" command.
example:
Code:
find . -mmin -1
finds all files in the current directory (and below) that were modified less than 1 minute ago.

"man find" for details
This just find out the changed file under current dir. How about find out all the files?
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:37 AM   #4
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This just find out the changed file under current dir. How about find out all the files?
Code:
find / -mmin -1
 
Old 11-23-2009, 12:59 PM   #5
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This just find out the changed file under current dir. How about find out all the files?
Look at the man page!!!

The full syntax is:
find [options] [path] [expression]

"." (meaning current directory) is only one example of a pathname.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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If I read your question correctly, you also want to know WHO changed a file. I don't believe there is any data on the OS level that would be of much help; you should look at the application level for this kind of info.
That said:
ls -altr
shows in reverse order of data/time when the files have changed, the most recent being at the bottom of the list.
ls -altru
shows in reverse order of data/time when the files have been accessed. Very useful during upgrades for weeding out junk that is never accessed. Under Windows this information is corrupted by anti-virus scanning. Under linux this information is usually corrupted by backup software unless explicitly told to retain the last time accessed.
 
  


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