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Old 03-07-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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search based on time stamp ?


This must be trivial to most of you, but I searched the man pages on "Find", "Locate" and "grep" as well as did some googling and didn't any usefull examples to get me started.

I would like to find all files that were edited/modified between 9:00am -> 12:30pm today.
How can we do this (without using the KDE front end)?

(P.S. I do not want all files modified within n -- 24 hour periods. Only a specific time bracket of a specific date)

Old 03-07-2004, 02:50 PM   #2
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Well you could create a file with the begin time stamp and one with the end time stamp with the touch command.
And then compare each file in a loop with -ot and -nt. You can read the advanced bash scripting guide for more info on -ot and -nt.
Either way I think you need to compare each file in a loop cause I don't think there is any switch in any of those commands which finds files both newer and older then a certain time stamp.


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