In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Gerard Samuel (gs) writes:

gs> Im running tar(1) to make a tar ball of a directory using the 
gs> --newer-mtime to only get newer files after a specified date.
gs> Unfortunately, it also creates unwanted "empty" directories.

Have you tried using find? 

If a relative time is good enough

        find DIR -type f -mtime -6 

if you need to specify a time and date, I think the only way is to use
touch to makea file at the right date then use find's -newer test.

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