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Find all the files related to every single filesystem from Nov 08

Kennedy G. Doss
Regular Advisor

Find all the files related to every single filesystem from Nov 08

HP-UX SAs:

How do I list all the files which were modified since Nov 1st 2008. I want the listing from all the filesystems/directories. I tried these two commands from an old message in this forum but I get only a partial result.

#touch -mt 200812060000 myref #find / * -xdev -newer /var/adm/ressspkp/myref -exec ll {} \;

Any input from you would be most appreciated.

Regards,
KGD.
4 REPLIES
James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Find all the files related to every single filesystem from Nov 08

Hi:

# touch -amt 200811010000 /tmp/myref
# find / -xdev -type f -newer /tmp/myref -exec ls -l {} +

Your principal problem is that you found BOTH files and directories by not specifying the '-type f'. Then your 'll' applied to both files AND directories.

Note too, that it is much, much faster to terminate the '-exec' argument with a "+" instead of "\;".

Regards!

...JRF...
Jozef_Novak
Respected Contributor

Re: Find all the files related to every single filesystem from Nov 08

Hi Kennedy,

try:

# find / -type f -mtime -110 -exec ll {} \;

J.
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Find all the files related to every single filesystem from Nov 08

>JRF: you found BOTH files and directories by not specifying the '-type f'. Then your 'll' applied to both files AND directories.

If you also want to find directories, you need to use "ll -d".
Kennedy G. Doss
Regular Advisor

Re: Find all the files related to every single filesystem from Nov 08

All the three resolutions worked. Something which I had never heard was was the +a method of terminating the -exec. That was a cool tip. Thanks to all those who replied so quickly.