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Old 09-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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How to List files between date1 and date2 (range of time)?


Could someone suggest how to list files created between two specified times (eg between Aug 10th 10:23 and Aug 12th 12:33)? I actually want to delete the bunch of files between such specific times. Please help.

Old 09-10-2004, 03:53 PM   #2
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Created or last accessed? Created will be impossible since inodes don't store file reation time, just access time, modification time, and status change time[1]. Read the man page to find, something like:

find . -mtime +10 -mtime -20

will print out a list of files modified between 10 and twenty days ago; add the appropriate -exec switch to remove them (be careful it's working right before doing this!) and you're set.

[1] Status change time is often the creation time, but it can't be relied on.
Old 09-10-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thanks for the command info. I used : rm $(find .... )
to delete the files between specific times and it worked good.

Thanks again.


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