Find the files that have been changed in last 24 hours

Issue

E.g., a MySQL server is running on my Ubuntu machine. Some data has been changed during the last 24 hours.

What (Linux) scripts can find the files that have been changed during the last 24 hours?

Please list the file names, file sizes, and modified time.

Solution

To find all files modified in the last 24 hours (last full day) in a particular specific directory and its sub-directories:

find /directory_path -mtime -1 -ls

Should be to your liking

The - before 1 is important – it means anything changed one day or less ago.
A + before 1 would instead mean anything changed at least one day ago, while having nothing before the 1 would have meant it was changed exacted one day ago, no more, no less.

Answered By – Xavjer

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