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With this command you can get a previous or future date or time. Where can you use this? How about finding all files modified or created in the last 5 mins?
touch -t `echo $(date -d "5 minute ago" "+%G%m%d%H%M.%S")` me && find . -type f -newer me
List all directories created since last week?
touch -t `echo $(date -d "1 week ago" "+%G%m%d%H%M.%S")` me && find . -type d -cnewer me
I'm sure you can think of more ways to use it. Requires coreutils package.
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