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Old 05-05-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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fileListing command for last 24 hrs


Actuaaly i am creating watch on one directory in which files are continuously coming.Is there any command which can give listing of all files who have come in last 24 hrs.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 01:12 AM   #2
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Hello,

Have a look at the find command, more in particular -amin, -atime, -mmin and -time options.
Code:
man find
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find /path -type f -mtime -1
 
Old 05-05-2010, 04:24 AM   #4
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I already checked this find option but it is not fulfulling my query.
for eg. i used command find -amin 360,it gives me all files which are accessed in last 6hrs.But Sir,what if a file comes in directory 6hrs ago and in last 6hrs user use vi command to open the file. then this file will also come in listing but this file came in directory 6hr ago,which i dont want bcz i only want lising of those files which came in directory in last 6hrs.
 
Old 05-05-2010, 07:33 AM   #5
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I already checked this find option but it is not fulfulling my query.
for eg. i used command find -amin 360,it gives me all files which are accessed in last 6hrs.But Sir,what if a file comes in directory 6hrs ago and in last 6hrs user use vi command to open the file. then this file will also come in listing but this file came in directory 6hr ago,which i dont want bcz i only want lising of those files which came in directory in last 6hrs.
How about keeping track of the processes that have accessed files in that folder, through a script? Now, if we find that the file has been accessed by 'vi' in the last 6 hours, then we will know its not the one we need.

Can you change the destination folder of the files? I mean, now files come into folder abc. We change the settings and make them come to folder xyz.
Initially xyz folder will be empty.
We run a loop, that we will keep looking for files in xyz. Once it sees a file in it, it will add its name and time into a file LOG. Then it will move it to abc folder.
Once the file is in abc folder, all users can access and modify it.
folder xyz is again empty.
Now to see the files that came in the last 6 hour, you can access LOG.

Hope it helps.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:26 PM   #6
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Try the ctime option; this (ctime value) is set when the file is created or moved (& some other stuff) It shouldn't change for a read-only vi session.
It actually records when the dir entry for that file was changed somehow, not the file content (mtime) or last access (atime).
 
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Sir,i checked ctime option,it is again behaving same as atime option.I did same experim. as specified earlier(vi command)and it gave me same result.Any other option
 
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:51 AM   #9
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No, if you only read the file in vim and do NOT change it at all, the ctime is not affected (the atime will be affected; the mtime is also affected if you edit the file content); see the -c option to ls eg

ls -ltc yourfile

http://linux.die.net/man/1/ls
 
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