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Re: suggestion: -newer-than option that takes a date

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: suggestion: -newer-than option that takes a date
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 02:26:24 +0000

On 3/21/06, Eric Hanchrow <address@hidden> wrote:
find 4.1.20 takes a "-newer" option that lets me specify a file; find will then
tell me about files that are newer than it.  But I often want to find files that
are newer than a particular date; in order to get what I want, I have to create
a temporary file, and use "touch" to set its last-mod timestamp to the date that
I want, and then give that temporary file's name to the "-newer" option.  This
seems a bit kludgy; it would be convenient if "find" could parse dates itself,
and simply allow me to give the date I want as an argument.

This feature was implemented in the findutils-4.3.x code in CVS, yesterday.


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