On 9/22/2004 10:34 AM Matthew Seaman wrote:

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 09:04:38AM -0700, Drew Tomlinson wrote:

On 9/22/2004 8:39 AM Matthew Seaman wrote:


 find /path/to/Maildir/.Spam/cur -type f -mtime +1 -print

Or you might want to use -ctime instead of -mtime -- I think mtime is
probably a more reliable measure than ctime.

Thanks for your reply. This seems to work. However I'm confused. Should I use -ctime or -mtime?

Hmmm... well, if you just save the Spam messages into that directory
and don't alter them after that, then mtime and ctime will actually be
the same. Either will do.

OK, I'm trying to understand the difference. According to the manual -ctime is "change of file status" and -mtime is "last modification time". I think I understand what modification means (changing the contents of the file) but what is "change of file status"? In my particular situation, while reviewing my spam folder for possible "ham", my IMAP client may change the message status from unread to read. How would this affect the actual message file?

Thanks again!


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