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Re: Is there another way to find a file that was created|modified|access

From: Tavian Barnes
Subject: Re: Is there another way to find a file that was created|modified|accessed before a certain time?
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020 15:10:02 -0500

On Wed, 5 Feb 2020 at 15:00, Jeff Silverman <address@hidden> wrote:
> I would like to get a list of all of the files modified between 2 dates.  I
> see that there is a -newermt DATE predicate, which works as documented and
> which is half the problem.  But I do not see an -oldermt DATE predicate.
> In reading the archives, I see that there was a discussion of a -mbefore
> predicate, but it isn't recognized in find version in ubuntu
> 19.10.
> The best workaround that I have seen is to use the ddiff command in the
> dateutils package, and use that with the -mtime N predicate. Is there a
> better solution?  Seems like a kludge to me.

You can get the effect of -oldermt DATE with -not -newermt DATE.  If
you care about the exact boundaries then you'll have to increase DATE
by a nanosecond or so.

> Thank you
> Jeff

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