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find files more than 30 minutes old

daveyu asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27

How can I use the find command to find files that are more than 30 minutes old?.
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the find mtime, ctime and atime options only take integers so you can only get a day granularity.  Try a script using perl stat function something like

($filename) = @ARGV;
die "I need a file name.\n" unless $filename;
   ($atime,$mtime,$ctime) = stat($filename);
   print "atime = $atime\n";
   print "mtime = $mtime\n";
   print "ctime = $ctime\n";
Download the GUN find (findutils), for you version of OS from:

then you can use:

/usr/local/bin/find /mydir -type f -cmin +30 -print

With the native Solaris "find", the best you can do is "touch & find"

you need to do something like:

create stamp file , then
touch -t [YY]MMDDhhmm stampfile

write the current date ,
and time older than the current time by 30 min.

touch -t 200307120000 stampfile

find /yourdir -type f ! -newer stampfile -print

also see http:Q_20670315.html 

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