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  1. touched files

    i have this file which is like and error file and it gets written to
    different/multipule times a day (its always different day to day) i
    tried to put together a simple script using find to determine if it got
    written to. unfortunately -atime -mtime and -ctime just keep picking up
    on the file every 15 mins (job runs every 15) cause the date is of the
    current day. i need it to look at the 24 hour time stamp as well as
    date. is there a very simple and basic way of doing it?


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    jdunphy schrieb:
    > i have this file which is like and error file and it gets written to
    > different/multipule times a day (its always different day to day) i
    > tried to put together a simple script using find to determine if it got
    > written to. unfortunately -atime -mtime and -ctime just keep picking up
    > on the file every 15 mins (job runs every 15) cause the date is of the
    > current day. i need it to look at the 24 hour time stamp as well as
    > date. is there a very simple and basic way of doing it?
    >


    create a timestamp to which you can compare the file, then run this command:

    find /full/path/to/error/file -newer /some/directory/timestamp
    touch /some/directory/timestamp

    this will output your file name, if the file has been modified since the
    last run of the script. Naturally, you should initialise the script with
    a simple touch ....

    Hope, this helps

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