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Every time I read man find I learn something new. This tool is amazing in its simplicity and power. For example, "find /home -name cur -mtime +31" shows me all of my users that have not checked their mail in the last month.

I use find routinely to perform filesystem maintenance -- for example, deleting all the messages in a users' IMAP Trash folder that are more than a week old. It can also be handy to use the output from a file...
 read more | mail this link | score:7845 | -Ray, January 29, 2006
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