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Old 09-06-2004, 04:15 PM   #1
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File Dates


What would the best way to be to get the file dates of files in the current directory through script? I want to archive all files older then say 30 days, and im not sure the best way to do it. any suggestions?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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There are many way

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find $PWD -mtime 30
That will display all files in current directory recursivlly that have been modified one month ago (and before)

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Old 09-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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yeah i had ideas like that, but how do i get at each file, to move it say into my backup directory?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:33 PM   #4
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could i use find and tar in conjuction say to archive all files 30 days or older?

something like

tar cv find -mtime 30

or something similar?
 
Old 09-06-2004, 08:39 PM   #5
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Try: tar cfv archive.tar `find -mtime 30`
 
Old 09-07-2004, 05:59 PM   #6
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update the time with 'touch' see time with 'ls -l'
 
  


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