On a system I have, files are uploaded through a series of various mechanisms into one central "incoming" directory. Once a day those files are processed and they are moved off to where they need to be (that logic isn't relevant here). They end up in a subdirectory of
/files/. I guess a simple (albeit inaccurate in my specific case) would be to say that files that start with "a" get moved to
So I have a load of subdirectories in
/files/. That's great and it works for me. However the client has just told me that it would be nice if there could be a "recently added" directory where files from the past week are available.
My first thought was to create a directory called
/recent-files/ and extend the file processing script to do the following after it moves files out of
- Delete all files from within
/files/for any file (not directory) created within a week
- Create a symlink for each to its real path and stick it in
Sounds like it would work but my bash is still pretty weak when it comes to arithmetic and file-creation dates. Can anybody lend me a hand crafting a
find ... -exec ... statement that approximates parts two and three?
Of course, if there's another way of creating a command-line and NFS visible "search directory", let me know.