Find files modified in the last 5 days, no more than 2 levels deep in the current directory.

find . -type f -depth -3 -mtime -5
Ever wanted to find the most recently modified files, but couldn't remember exactly where they were in a project directory with many subdirectories? The "find" command, using a combination of "-mtime -N" and "-depth -D" can be used to find those files. If your directory structure isn't very deep, just omit the "-depth -D", but if your directory structure is very deep, then you can limit the depth of the traversal using "-depth -D", where "D" is the maximum number of directory levels to descend.
Sample Output
% find . -depth -3 -mtime -5 -type f
./55x85weddingInv_silverdecklewithbow.doc
./Backup of mark-crystal-rehersal-invite.doc
./Backup of mark-crystal-rsvp.doc
./evite.ics
./m100-uit+totals-2007-12-31-2.xls
./mark-crystal-rehersal-invite.doc
./mark-crystal-rsvp.doc
./respCard_std55x85sheet.doc
./tp2Jl.pdf

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By: totoro
2009-03-25 19:54:06

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