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Old 04-29-2004, 03:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation Tar files in a dir modified before 7 days in a shell script

How could I tar the files (*.csv files) in a directory which are 7 days old?
I need to do this for archiving purposes.
Can you please help out?

Old 04-29-2004, 03:37 AM   #2
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find . -ctime -7 -type f -name "*.csv"
This will list the files with .csv extension that have been created during the last seven days.

Edited addition: If you want to use the above to tar them up you could use something like this:
tar cfz `date +%Y-week%V`.tar.gz `find . -ctime -7 -type f -name "*.csv"`
(note the backticks for command substitution)This will create a compressed tar file with the csv files created during the last 7 days, and the filename will be YYYY-weekN.tar.gz (currently it would be 2004-week18.tar.gz). Try man date for more options on formatting date output.


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Old 04-29-2004, 04:14 AM   #3
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Thanks Håkan.
This is exactly what I wanted
But in 'tar cfz ', the z seems to be an invalid option!
tar: z: unknown option
But I can always compress this file again, so that would not be a problem
Thanks again
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Is it possible to use tar to extract a list of files stored in a file or stdinput?

I 've got a dir with lots of tar files.. and want to choose some with grep.


Old 05-14-2004, 02:49 AM   #5
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Hi again and sorry for answering my own question... i 've found a solution this morning...
Since i didn't get it with tar -T i searched a little around and tried xargs

ls |grep "tar.gz" |xargs -n1 tar -xzf

and my problem was gone

I love the pipe!


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