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Getting modification dates of files

Posted on 1998-08-08
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I have a script, that needs to do a glob() type list, and get not only file names, but their modification dates as well.  I will use this to search through a directory, and delete files that were modified over a day ago.
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by:ozo
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In what language is the script written?
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by:7thwave
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The script is in perl
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by:ozo
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(stat $filename)[9]
is the modification date
-M $filename
is the number of days since it was last modified (at the time the script was started)
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#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
#####################
foreach $file (</put/dir/here/*>) {
    if(-M $file > 1) { unlink($file); }
}

or, do it the easy way, from the command line with find...
find -mtime +1 -exec rm {} \;
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