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Old 12-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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tar a date range

I'm trying to figure out how to tar a set of log files based on date range, but so far I'm getting frustrated by not finding the correct date combination. I've tryed:

'tar cvNf testarchive --newer=200511010001 [file names]'

Any help on how badly I've messed up the line?
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i would use
then pipe | it through
if you need to fine tune it, then pipe | it through
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find is the tool to get your file list, Checkout the -newer and -mtime options.
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Got it working!

Thanks for the help. Here's the line I ended up with:

tar cfvz filename.tgz `find ./200* -ctime +60 ! -ctime +90`

The log files are from a Checkpoint firewall. I only want them left there for 60 days and then I pull them off to a server with a CD burner. All the names begin with yyyy, hence the 200*.

Now If I can just virtualize the filename and automate the FTP.....

Thanks again


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