August 1, 2023

Find files created or modified in the last days

In the shell, run:

$ find ~ -mtime 0

to display files created or modified within the last 24 hours.

$ find ~ -mtime 1

to display files created or modified between 24 and 48 hours ago.

$ find ~ -mtime -3 

to display files created or modified within the last 3 days.

$ find ~ -mtime +3 

to display files created or modified older than three day.

The option -mtime tells find to display files which were created or modified n*24 hours ago. Meaning that find counts the number of 24-hour periods that have elapsed since the file was created or modified. Decimals are ignored. You can read more about -mtime on the man page of find. Which you can display by running

$ man find

in the shell.

find is copyleft-licensed and was published in 1971.


I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage:


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