How do I set
-atime in milliseconds, seconds, or minutes? The default is days:
File was last accessed n*24 hours ago. When find figures out how many 24-hour periods ago the file was last accessed, any fractional part is ignored, so to match -atime +1, a file has to have been accessed at least two days ago.
I'd like to run a cron job, say, hourly to check if files in a particular directory have been accessed within that time frame. Entering time as a decimal doesn't seem to work, i.e.
find . -atime 0.042 -print
But maybe there is a better solution anyway – another command perhaps? Or perhaps this can't be done.. for finding files modified in last x minutes there is
-mmin that allows setting the time in minutes. Perhaps the absence of such option for the access time implies that information is not stored the same way?
I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.