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Re: Hi small improvement to find command.

From: Bernhard Voelker
Subject: Re: Hi small improvement to find command.
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:12:48 +0100
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Added the list again.

On 01/29/2013 08:28 AM, Prashant Sharma wrote:
> On 01/29/2013 08:10 AM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
>> On 01/29/2013 07:02 AM, Prashant Sharma wrote:
>>> I was curious about the communities interest in a small improvement to
>>> mtime's precision from days to seconds, hours and minutes.
>>> something like
>>> find . -type f -mtime +1m would give me files modified in last one minute.

>>        -mmin n
>>               File's data was last modified n minutes ago.

> Thanks Berny,
> I am aware about it. Needed for seconds too, It might sound very
> specific use case. But just wanted to see if people are
> interested in it.
> We may not violate POSIX standard[1] by keeping the default as is
> in days. And mmin is any way not standard[1]. Please
> pardon me and enlighten me, if I am being stupid about something
> because that is quite possible for my level of experience.
> 1.http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/utilities/find.html (2008)

Ah, then I got you wrong.
Of course implementing such a change would be technically possible,
but I'm unsure wether it would make it into the GNU find's Git repo.

I personally don't see much gain for this.
a) although we are in 2013, network-mounted file systems can still
have clock up to 2-3 minutes.
b) There are well-known workarounds using another file and
'find -newer ...'.

I'm not long enough on this list to give other arguments.
Did you search the archive for similar discussions?

Have a nice day,

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