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I'd like to search recursively for files with a specific Change date. Note, this is not the Access or Modify date, but the Change date as outputted by stat.

#stat prototype.js
  File: `prototype.js'
  Size: 175637      Blocks: 352        IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 803h/2051d  Inode: 18146171    Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: (  507/user)   Gid: (  505/user)
Access: 2016-11-03 04:54:05.000000000 -0500
Modify: 2016-01-06 03:38:54.000000000 -0600
Change: 2016-07-23 03:42:37.000000000 -0500

In my specific case, I'd like to find all files with a Change date of 2016-07-23. The OS is CentOS release 6.4. Thanks!

marked as duplicate by HalosGhost, techraf, Gilles find Nov 3 '16 at 23:46

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    "Note, this is not the Access or Modify date, but the change date as outputted by stat" – Mc Kernel Nov 3 '16 at 12:12
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    CentOS should use GNU find - which has -ctime, -newerct etc., no? – steeldriver Nov 3 '16 at 12:14
  • @steeldriver That looks like the nugget of information I needed! Will report back... – airdrumz Nov 3 '16 at 12:31
  • @Gilles As mentioned in the question, I was interested in finding files by Change date. The "duplicate" question you have linked to finds files by Modified date. This is actually different criteria, with subtly different answers so I wouldn't class this as a dupe :) – airdrumz Nov 14 '16 at 12:20

The command that sufficed was:

find . -type f -newerct 2016-07-23 ! -newerct 2016-07-24

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