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This command finds all the files whose status has changed between the ctime of the older and newer .
Very useful if you can see from an ls listing a block of consecutive files you want to move or delete, but can't figure out exactly the time range by date.
There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!
Find files in a specific date range - in this case, the first half of last year.
-newermt = modification time of the file is more recent than this date
GNU find allows any date specfication that GNU date would accept, e.g.
find . -type f -newermt "3 years ago" ! -newermt "2 years ago"
find . -type f -newermt "last monday"
This command uses -newerXY to show you the files that are modified since a specific date. I recommend looking for "-newerXY" on the manpage to get the specifics.
Example above will recursively find files in current directory created/modified in 2010.
Sometimes you just want to operate on files that were created after specific date. This command consists of 3 commands:
- Create a dummy file with the custom date
- Find all files with "creation time" further than our custom date by using `-newer` find option. Add your crazy stuff here, like moving, deleting, printing, etc.
- Remove the dummy file
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