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blank15927
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Find files modified the last X days

Post by blank15927 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 4:19 pm

Hello,

Version 1.4.1.1003 (x64)

I'm trying to find files modified the last X days, for example modified the last 2 days.
For now, I have something like this :

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dm:04/02/2021..today
(please note that the date format is in french : day/month/year)
So far it's working but as you can see, the first date is hardcoded, and I have to change it when I want to run a search days later.
So I guess I'm looking for some kind of relative date, something like :

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today-2
, or today-3.
(I tried them but no luck :)

Any idea how to do this ?

Thanks !

ovg
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Re: Find files modified the last X days

Post by ovg » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:30 pm

Try

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dm:lastXdays
where X = quantity of the days

NotNull
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Re: Find files modified the last X days

Post by NotNull » Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:15 pm

ovg wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:30 pm
dm:lastXdays
This. One thing to be aware of, is that searching for dm:last2days will report today and yesterday.
So in yourr case, you have to specify dm:last3days

More options : https://www.voidtools.com/support/every ... _constants

blank15927
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Re: Find files modified the last X days

Post by blank15927 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:13 am

Thanks to both of you !
Much more convenient now.

@NotNull :
I saw all these syntax, but I did not understand how it works, how to combine date constants.
(I feel stupid now, I was typing spaces between them, or colons... )

Thanks again.

NotNull
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Re: Find files modified the last X days

Post by NotNull » Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:32 pm

blank15927 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:13 am
I saw all these syntax, but I did not understand how it works, how to combine date constants.
(I feel stupid now, I was typing spaces between them, or colons... )
You are not the first one; there are a couple of threads on this forum where people having the same struggles .. (so no need to feel stupid :))

At the end of the Search Help page are a couple of date examples, but an example like dm:last2days is missing.
It would be helpful if such an example was added (in my opinion).

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