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Delete files older than X days +

I have found the command to delete files older than 5 days in a folder find /path/to/files* -mtime +5 -exec rm {} \; But how do I also do this for subdirectories in that folder?
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Move files by date into different directory using CLI

I have a large number of pictures from an old hard drive that I'm trying to organize. If I run ls -l, I notice all of these files have a creation date of 2012 or before. Ideally, I'd like to move ...
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set my system date & time via terminal

I don't why a + sign appears in the my program: <ns1:ST>2015-05-23T18:00:00+04:00</ns1:ST> <ns1:ET>2015-05-23T18:15:00+04:00</ns1:ET> this is when I run the program in my ...
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How to get system time with microsecond Resolution

I want to know current system time with microsecond Resolution. date +%s returns Time in seconds since epoch(1-1-1970). How can I get time in microseconds Resolution. How much delay is in querying ...
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How to change the format of a past timestamp

I've got an arbitrary time stamp 1427792481 I'm trying to implement +"%F" so I just get 2015-03-31 How can I do this? My ideal goal would be to get 20150331
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Correct timeline of a .ts file

I have some MVs that is recorded from a TV, but timeline was incorrect somehow: Anyone know some tool that can fix it ? The media plays fine, just the displayed stuff doesn't look good
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Correlating /var/log/* timestamps

/var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog, and some other log files use a timestamp which contains an absolute time, like Jan 13 14:13:10. /var/log/Xorg.0.log and /var/log/dmesg, as well as the output of $ ...
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PAM timestamp - how to inspecting the /var/run/sudo/<user> file?

The centos documentation stated that: ... In the PAM timestamp scheme, the graphical administrative application prompts the user for the root password when it is launched. When the user has ...
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How to list files that were changed in a certain range of time?

How can I list recursively all files that were changed between 22.12.2011 and 24.12.2011?
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Copy a file and append a timestamp

I've got two issues with my script that copies files and adds a timestamp to the name. cp -ra /home/bpacheco/Test1 /home/bpacheco/Test2-$(date +"%m-%d-%y-%T") The above adds Test2 as the filename, ...
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Hardware Timestamping using PTP

I'm new to Linux programming. I have an Intel NIC with e1000e driver. I'm working on accurate time stamping of packets being captured from a network. My question is if I want to use RT Linux how ...
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Timestamps of a directory?

About mtime of a directory, from St├ęphane Chazelas's reply http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/187231/674 The modification time of a directory, like any other file (note how directories are called ...
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Relation between timestamps of files

If I am correct: atime is the last time the file was read/accessed. mtime is the time when the file content last modified. ctime is the time when the inode of the file, was last changed. ...
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Why does find -mtime +1 only return files older than 2 days?

I'm struggling to wrap my mind around why the find interprets file modification times the way it does. Specifically, I don't understand why the -mtime +1 doesn't show files less than 48 hours old. ...
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How do I copy all files that have been created or modified in the last 12 months?

I would like to copy all the files created in the last 12 months to a new folder leaving behind everything else. Including sub folders.
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Prepending a timestamp to each line of output from a command

I wish to prepend a timestamp to each line of output from a command. For example: foo bar baz would become [2011-12-13 12:20:38] foo [2011-12-13 12:21:32] bar [2011-12-13 12:22:20] baz ...where ...
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Find the files between two folder dates in linux?

I need to find the folder names along with the file names which has my string in their contents. I am in this directory "/data/queue/data" and I have lot of folders in the same directory and inside ...
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Encoding a video from Unix Timestamps + ms

I have a sequence of images that were taken from a camera that have been saved in a naming convention that contains the unix timestamp as well as milliseconds. For instance, 1333351808430.jpg (I typed ...
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How does touch -t work internally?

How does touch -t command works exactly, internally (I tried to find its source code but couldn't)?
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Can system time be paused?

This may or may not be the right approach, but it's feasibility was requested of me: We have a demo server that we update from time to time in order to keep the statistical calculations up-to-date. ...
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How can I see a file's historical modification times? [duplicate]

stat outputs a file's last modification time. How can I see a list of all the times a file was modified? For example, I'd like to edit a file 5 times, and see 5 modification times.
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Match closest equal or preceding timestamp

I have a series of timestamps representing events, e.g.: 20150401_1120 // event a 20150401_1211 // event b And a series of logfiles, each representing a fixed period of time and timestamped ...
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Get the latest directory (not the latest file)

My folder parent has the following content: A.Folder B.Folder C.File It has both folders and files inside. B.Folder is newer. Now I just want to get B.Folder, how could I achieve this? I tried ...
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rsync's --link-dest option does not link because of file time

Consider this test case: mkdir a echo 'blah' > a/test mkdir b echo 'blah' > b/test rsync -r --link-dest=/tmp/b /tmp/a/ /tmp/c As expected, rsync creates c/test a hardlink of b/test (note the ...
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What file systems on Linux store the creation time?

Are there any (good known, reliable) file systems on Linux that store the creation time of files and directories in the i-node table? If there are, is the "changed" time replaced by the creation ...
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How to find creation date of file?

I want to find out the creation date of particular file, not modification date or access date. I have tried with ls -ltrh and stat filename.
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Extract timestamp from a gzip file

How can I know the raw original timestamp of a file foo compressed with gzip without having to decompress foo.gz? gzip --verbose --list foo.gz and file foo.gz will print formatted date and time.
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Cancel removing a directory, and want to find out what have been removed

I was removing a directory by rm -r mydir and cancelled it in the middle. How can I find out what have been removed under the directory? Does remove a content of a directory change the timestamp of ...
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How can I do a “copy if changed” operation?

I would like to copy a set of files from directory A to directory B, with the caveat that if a file in directory A is identical to a file in directory B, that file should not be copied (and thus its ...
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How to change only the mtime of a directory?

I am trying to change just the mtime of a directory by adding files or sub directories but that changes the ctime of the file too. Is there any way to just change the mtime without affecting the ctime ...
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Change to the last modified subdirectory of the current directory

I have an application which generates a couple of files in different directories at a regular interval and I need to check the latest files generated, i.e. the file which is generated in the most ...
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change of atime, mtime or ctime of a file and of its ancestral dir?

How does change of atime, mtime or ctime of a file affect the atime, mtime or ctime of its parent directory and the atime, mtime or ctime of its ancestral directories?
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Does change of a file in a directory not change the time of the directory?

I want to find a file which I created recently, but I don't remember anything and can only guess it is under a directory indirectly with any possible depth. I inspected the times of all the ...
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Protected archive (7z, RAR, Zip) open at a specific time

Are there any compression tools that are unopenable or password-protected until a specific time, at when the security is then lifted? Literally an enforced: "Do not open until --/--/----"
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find's - cnewer broken on NTFS-3g?

After extracting an archive to the wrong place, I thought I'd erase everything created after it, but find . -cnewer archive.7z gave the wrong results. So I made a controlled test by touching three ...
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Repeatedly ziping a file that is newly created, but identical, however the shasum of the zip keeps changing

This is a followup to I am repeatedly zipping the same folder of files, but the shasum keeps changing essentially.. I am trying to add a file containing the git sha of the current commit when I zip a ...
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How to use awk to read data between all frequent time intervals

I have a log file in following format [30/Jan/2015:10:10:30 +0000] 12.30.30.204 xff=- reqId=[-] status_check len=- GET /api/getstatus HTTP/1.1 mi=- ec=- 200 425 [30/Jan/2015:10:11:00 +0000] ...
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Whats wrong in creating/printing this array?

To find the average time taken to create certain files, I'm using this minutes array, then would simply use bash arithmetic to find the average. However I'm unable to get the difference except for the ...
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Time remaining for the next run

I need to calculate the time remaining for the next run of a specific job in my Cron Schedule, I've a Cron with jobs having frequencies of per hour, thrice a day etc, no jobs running on specific ...
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Get modification date that can be used with touch -m

I need to get the modification date of a file so that I can set it on other files using touch -m. stat or perl -le 'print((stat shift)[9])' Didn't return what I wanted. I think that you are supposed ...
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How to count files between two time stamps

I need to count number of files processed during some period. For e.g the number of files processed between 9am to 10am. I tried below but it is not working. wc -l | -mtime JAN 17 10:00 +mtime JAN 17 ...
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Change file timestamp and display hour instead of year with ls

I want to change a file's date to tomorrow 21:00. I used touch, but when I type ls -l the year of the file is displayed instead of the hour. -rw-r--r-- 1 ABCD DEF 0 sept. 30 2014 test01 -r-xr-xr-x ...
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Adding timestamp into log file via cronjob command [duplicate]

I try to run git pull command with loging output message to file every 5 minutes. But i got error like this, (root) CMD (cd /var/www/sites/ && git pull origin master | sed -e "s/^/$(date ...
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List files from time X to time Y

How to list out all files created between from 'x' to 'y' time? I want to list out files created between "29-dec-2014 18:00" to "30-dec-2014 18:00". Using ls or stat?
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Determine if a file has been modified

In Linux (currently using ext4 filesystem), how can one check quickly if the contents of a file has been modified without reading any of its contents? Is the stat command a recommended approach? I ...
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change non-zero padded hour and minute into 24hr time

I have data that I need to change before running it through the pandas library in python. It is currently in a format that stores midnight values as 2400 and that should be changed to 0000. The ...
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Append unix timestamp to files with space using a script

This script works fine for all files recursively as well but it does not name files that has space in between. For example it throws error for the files "this is a test.txt" or "test file.txt" Any ...
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Find files older than x amount of time in specific directory with ignoring subdirectories

My setup is as following: folder structure dir |--correctfile1 |--correctfile2 |--correctfile3 |--subdir1 |--wrongfile1 |--wrongfile2 |--wrongfile3 |--subdir2 |--subdir3 I need to ...
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Why does my named pipe keep getting modified?

I have a named fifo created from a C program like this: res = mkfifo("/home/myfolder/myfifo", 0666); after that there are only reads and writes. Now, from this answer : Does a named pipe change ...
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find command sometimes results in non-matching files being zipped

I'm trying to make a zip file of all the files in a specific directory which were modified in the last x minutes. Here's my command: find "/path/to/dir" -mmin -30 -not -name ".*" -exec zip -r ...