I am running this command to find out the files which were modified in last 10 minutes

 find / -fstype local -mtime -10m

but it is giving following error each time

find: missing argument to `-mtime'

What is wrong with above?

3 Answers 3


It is -mmin like

find / -fstype local -mmin -10

Use mmin instead of mtime which is only for hours.

$ find / -fstype local -mmin -10

Gnu find seems to want -mtime argument as days

File’s  data was last modified n*24 hours ago.

See -mmin

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