For those who might be questioning,
mtime or short for modified timestamp, is a Linux file timestamp which usually goes hand in hand with the
find command in the most common scenarios, including finding and removing files or backups older then n days. At first, it seems pretty straightforward to use, but there are few gotchas when trying to find files before, after and in between the 24h period of time.
- Shell environment
Get files modified in the last 24h:
find / -mtime 0
find / -mtime -1
Get files modified more than 24h:
find / -mtime +0
Get files modified between 24h and 48h:
find / -mtime 1
Get files modified more than 48h:
find / -mtime +1
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