Find Files Modified Between Given Dates

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Date: 2012-04-29 10:49:00 00:00

How to find files modified between specific dates in Mac or Linux?

You can use touch, find and xargs to do that.

Find files modified between given dates

First create files with touch with lower and upper dates of the range.

touch -t 201201010000 lower-date
touch -t 201203012359 upper-date

Now use find and xargs to list all files between those dates.

find . -newer lower-date -a ! -newer upper-date -print0 | xargs -0 ls -ld

Find files created between given dates

Using the same files, we are going to tell find to look for files created files between dates of the modification dates of our recently created files.

find . -newerBm z -a \! -newerBm zz -print0 | xargs -0 ls -ld

Do not forget to read the man find page.