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Old 06-09-2008, 10:02 AM   #1
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Zipping files by a date range


My co-worker asked me a great question and I know the answer is yes but I do not know how to execute it.

He asked if it is possible to 'zip' files by date range. He needed to zip up a huge number of 'html' files but only wanted to zip up ones from lets say 2003-2008.

Not sure if 'xargs' and 'sort' would need to be used or even how to pipe them along.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-09-2008, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'd probably using the 'find' command. There are a couple of options, but I'd probably work on using the mtime option. You can then either pipe that into your tar arguments, or call using the -exec option as part of find. I'd probably pipe it into tar personally.

Good luck!

-Chad
 
Old 06-09-2008, 04:05 PM   #3
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Code:
 zip -rt 12071991 infamy foo
will add all the files in foo and its subdirectories that were last modified
on or after 7 December 1991, to the zip archive infamy.zip.
Code:
 zip -rtt 11301995 infamy foo
will add all the files in foo and its subdirectories that were last modified

before the 30 November 1995, to the zip archive infamy.zip.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 12:14 PM   #4
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Awesome, thanks! I will give this a shot. This seems very straight forward to use.


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Code:
 zip -rt 12071991 infamy foo
will add all the files in foo and its subdirectories that were last modified
on or after 7 December 1991, to the zip archive infamy.zip.
Code:
 zip -rtt 11301995 infamy foo
will add all the files in foo and its subdirectories that were last modified

before the 30 November 1995, to the zip archive infamy.zip.
 
  


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