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I know how to find last modified files, but how do I use it with my already written script. In folder I have hundreds of files xyz_<yyyymm>, now I use $ find /home/directory/TEST/ -type f -mmin -60, but it crashes halfway.

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    What are you trying to do with your "already written script" and find? I don't see any reference to a script in your find command – Eric Renouf Nov 18 '16 at 15:58
  • my script is just some sed and mv lines, i put $ find on top of it, how to make connection with "already written script" :D thx for answer – Much to learn Nov 18 '16 at 16:01
  • you want to do something with each file? find ... | xargs script – stevieb Nov 18 '16 at 16:06
  • Does your script expect to operate on a file, and you want find to invoke your script for each appropriate file? – Eric Renouf Nov 18 '16 at 16:06
  • I have 10 files xyz1 modified today and 20 xyz2 modified 2 days ago. I've already written some lines that take xyz* file rename it and then .zip. it. All I need now is to take last modified files (10files from today) and execute my "already written script" – Much to learn Nov 18 '16 at 16:09
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If you want to execute a script for each result of a find command, you could use xargs, but often I prefer to use -exec with find. So you could do it like:

find /home/directory/TEST/ -type f -mmin -60 -exec /path/to/your/script {} \;

and the name of the file that find matches will be put in the {} spot for each match

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If what you're trying to do is use find to iterate over numerous files and then pass each file name to a script, you can use xargs, especially if the file list is very large and you find things crashing part way through.

Here, I iterate over the current working directory looking for all files, then pass each file name to a perl script which simply prints out the name:

find . -type f | xargs -0 ./script.pl

You can adjust your find command string to suit your needs.

  • I got this:sed -e 's/TIMESTAMP*\([0-9]*\)/\1/g' TIMESTAMP_old_*.csv> new.txt sed -i -e 1d new.txt find /home/TEST/ -type f -name "CERTIFICATE_*.csv" -exec mv {} CERTIFICATE_"$(cat new.txt)".csv \; how to make it work on last modified files, files called CERTIFICATE are hundreds, how to take the newer one. i got trouble with understanding xargs – Much to learn Nov 18 '16 at 16:22

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