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  1. #1
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    How to list all files/directories that are newly modified?

    Hey guys,

    What is the shell command (linux) to list all files and subdirectories that are newly modified, or modified after a certain date?

    I can't seem to figure it out.

    Thanks!

    - Ticky.

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    find /path/to/dir -mtime 1
    Will find all files in /path/to/dir with modification times within the last 24 hours ( 1 = 24 hours)

    find /path/to/dir -mmin 1
    will find all files in /path/to/dir with modification times within the last 1 minute

    for more control see
    man find
    note -amin, -atime, -cmin, -ctime, -mmin, -mtime, -newer
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    too slow :p

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    Originally posted by salad
    find /path/to/dir -mmin 1
    will find all files in /path/to/dir with modification times within the last 1 minute

    Actually.. that would only find files modified exactly 1 minute in the future. ?

    find /path/to/dir -mmin -1
    will find all files in /path/to/dir with modifiication times within the last 1 minute.

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    yer right - I gave bad info -

    within the last minute
    find /path/to/dir -mmin -1

    exactly a minute ago
    find /path/to/dir -mmin 1

    more than a minute ago
    find /path/to/dir mmin +1
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    you can also use the -type argument to specifiy just files (f) or just directories (d)

    fine -type f -mmin -1 // find just files modified in the last minute
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    Yeah but he did say he wanted it to find both, "What is the shell command (linux) to list all files and subdirectories "

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    yeah i know

    I just thought I'd pass on these words of wisdom I find them most useful when working my way around linux
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