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Re: Re: -M

by ariels (Curate)
on Jun 30, 2002 at 06:52 UTC ( #178326=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: -M
in thread del files that is 7 days or older

Take a look at stat. All the --something operators are just frontends for this function. UN*X keeps track of last access, last modification, and last inode change (often confused with creation time).

-M looks at the mtime (modification time), and subtracts $^T (see perlvar). A better choice might be -C, which looks at ctime (inode change time). Still, that too just looks at the last time you changed something about the file "metadata": creation, permissions, and the like.

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