Getting a files last modified time in minutes.
Posted on 2001-07-13
I am on a RedHat 7.1 system in the bash shell.
I am very new to .sh scripts and have gotten stuck finding a way to do the following:
I want to query a file from a shell script and get it's last modified time in minutes, rounded. I am taking this and comparing it against various charts to say.....(example)
If modifed in under the last 5 minutes, do A
If modified between 5 and 10 minutes, do B
If modified greater than 10 minutes ago, do C
The problem, I can't figure out how to get the last modified date in minutes and throw it into a variable.
All I can figure out is how to do a standard -N $file and simply know if it's beeen modified at all since it was last looked at. This won't do as I need.
Can anyone help?