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Old 08-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #16
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It was a stupid question and a stupid answer written by a stupid teacher. If they were trying to teach you how to use the help system then they obviously failed miserably. Someone might want to recover the file as it was before 2 month worth of stupid changes but in the real world you'll probably only use touch to create an empty file.
$ touch stupid.txt
I've seen people on this forum use exactly that

off the top of my head it was to find files "newer than" && "older than", touching files with specific timestamp proved simple and effective.

It is just an exercise,


For a really dumb exercise see
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175471569/
I wasn't too happy with that one
 
Old 08-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #17
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Sir..I am also learning from all of you how to research and proceed ...one just can not research blindly...that's why people need a mentor ..and in my case this forum , all of you are acting as my guru...i can understand that my questions seems to a guru like you is a very stupid one ... but please understand whenever i am getting stuck , not finding a way out ..i am coming here and people here are so good and helpful ..they are guiding me like a father to a child.. ...In case of this question i got the first clue ...when i got the reply "date --date='-2months' .. it clicked and showed me the way to research further....sorry to disturb you all with my silly questions sir..but i am helpless...assuring you day by day quality of my questions is going to improve...i am confident enough ...all that i need is your support...hope to get it throughout my technical journey with Linux.
I understand what you're trying to say, but we've asked you several times where these questions are coming from, what the context is, etc., but you've not answered.

And in post #3:
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The answer is also given but i am not getting the meaning of the answer also here it is
touch -t 201301201048 /root/filetest1
...you asked a question in which you already had the answer, but didn't tell us that at the outset. There was NOTHING preventing you from reading the man page on touch, or looking up the meanings of those flags. You not only had 'clues', but the entire puzzle, but did no research. That is not 'blindly' researching...you KNEW what you needed to look up, but didn't, and posted it here instead.

We will ALWAYS be happy to help you, but you need to start showing effort of your own, and answering questions when others ask them. Otherwise, you will find that NO ONE, ANYWHERE will be willing to help you, if you don't show effort, and answer questions when asked. Folks have replied to your other threads and asked questions, but you've not followed up/replied.

Last edited by TB0ne; 08-01-2013 at 03:02 PM.
 
Old 08-01-2013, 03:02 PM   #18
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You have to understand that many people just come on here and ask direct questions, without first doing proper research.
The fact that your question is obviously related to some course and appears to be an "end of chapter exercise" is worrying, and "annoying"

Really you need to go back to the beginning and work through the book again.

if you are ever stuck with a command ( even if not, worth a look for the extras )
command --help ( sometimes -h or -help )
man command
info command
websearch : " command tldp " ( other things to include are linux bash shell )
tldp is "The Linux Documentation Project"

When you ask a question, give a little background
show what you have tried, what you expected and how the results are not what you expected.

show sample data that represents any input, and what output you want from that.

and don't get angry because someone got angry because they thought you were being lazy


looking forward to your answer to the question in OP
Thank you sir , thanks a lot for your detailed reply and showing me some more doors to way out.
 
Old 08-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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Thank you sir , thanks a lot for your detailed reply and showing me some more doors to way out.
You need to pay attention to what TB0ne is saying
I wasn't aware of your other threads, and I've not looked

if you want help you have to do work yourself
and it is very frustrating when you have to try very hard to drag required information out of someone.
Failure to provide information to someone who is trying to help is just rude.

And feedback is also nice, when you find a solution come back and post it, marking the thread as solved. this helps people in the future, as they can then learn from your experience.
It also helps the people who were helping you.
It could be that they are not in a position to test the potential solutions themselves, so the feedback is important for their experience.
 
Old 08-01-2013, 03:29 PM   #20
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You need to pay attention to what TB0ne is saying
I wasn't aware of your other threads, and I've not looked

if you want help you have to do work yourself
and it is very frustrating when you have to try very hard to drag required information out of someone.
Failure to provide information to someone who is trying to help is just rude.

And feedback is also nice, when you find a solution come back and post it, marking the thread as solved. this helps people in the future, as they can then learn from your experience.
It also helps the people who were helping you.
It could be that they are not in a position to test the potential solutions themselves, so the feedback is important for their experience.
thanks sir, will surely do that
 
  


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