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Finding files that have been modified within X days

If you need to find files that have been modified within a certain number of days (eg: files newer than X days), you can use the find command. In this example, we'll list all files under /home/admin which have been modified within the last 2 days:

cd /home/admin
find -mtime -2

This might be useful if you're looking for any recent changes in the account.

Along the same times, you can list files which are older than a certain time by using + instead of - on the number.  For example, any files older than a year can be listed with

find -mtime +356

Other useful find commands

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