Tuesday, July 14, 2015

finding files using a date range and find

In this blog, I will show you how to find files in a certain date range. This gives you a little bit more flexibility vrs using atime mtime or ctime under macosx.

1st we craft the start date filename;

( the below will start  at 2013-07-01 with  the file named start )

 touch -t 201307010000 start

Next, we craft the finish date filename;

( the below will start  at 2013-12-31 with  the file named  finished)

 touch -t 201312310000 finish

Now, we just use find specifying the 2 files which surrounds are date/times range

( execution of a unix find )

find . -type f -newer  start -and -not -newer finish

Ken Felix
NSE ( Network Security Expert) and Route/Switching Engineer.
kfelix  -----a----t---- socpuppets ---dot---com

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