RE: A little off topic...laptop date.
Thanks for everbodies ideas, they all seems to work well...apart from anybody know if touch can 'touch' symbolics and directories ?
i.e. i still have directories and links which were created in the year 2020...
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> From: Heather [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 08 November 2000 17:45
> To: Sale, Nigel
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> Subject: Re: A little off topic...laptop date.
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> > Sorry if this is off topic, but this is the most relevant list i
> > subscribe to,
> > I have a rather old 486 laptop which had a bit of a funny
> turn the other
> > day and advanced the date by 20 years !. It was a couple of
> days before
> > i realised and now i have a load of files with are dated 20
> years in the
> > future.
> > Does anybody know how i can first find all these files ?
> I'm sure i should
> > be able to use the find comand but can't find the right options,
> > And secondly, any way to subract 20 yeats from a files
> creation date ?
> If you
> cd /
> find . -daystart -ctime 0 -ls
> it seems to find all files that are from today (as of just
> past midnight)
> into the far future. (I tested by using touch with the -d
> option to put
> a 2032 date on some webfile I am messing with.)
> With the -ls option on there, all your future files will be
> obvious, because
> the ones from today won't mention the year. You could do the
> same command
> without ls to get them all into a file so you can do a touch
> and bring them
> back to a sane time, if you want. It'd be more complicated,
> but potentially
> more fun and/or useful, to figure out what the offset is, and
> cook up a
> bash script which actually subtracted the time on things.
> Not exactly what
> everybody wants to do with their afternoon tho.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Nige
> Best of luck
> * Heather Stern * star@ many places...
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