How can I loop through every file in my file system with AppleScrip? And by every file I literally mean every single file, including hidden ones. Can it be done with AppleScript and how?

I will check Date Modified of every single file to investigate what changed after playing around with a specific program.

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    Consider find / if you're willing to try the command line. That will print the path to every (and I mean every) file mapped on your computer (which means any connected file-storage peripherals, i.e. external hard drives will be mapped as well). Commented May 6, 2016 at 13:13
  • This does rather smack of an XY Problem - to what end do you need to iterate through every single file?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 13:14
  • yes, it is an XY problem. I will edit my question.
    – sanjihan
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 13:24
  • find / also lists some Permission Denied files. I guess If permission is denied than there is no way they were changed recently.
    – sanjihan
    Commented May 6, 2016 at 13:35
  • Why AppleScript? There are command line utilities that can monitor the filesystem in real time so as to ascertain what's happening while something is happening. :) One default command line utility, fs_usage comes to mind. See manual pages for iosnoop, iotop, and dtrace. There are third-party Apps and Command Line Utilities too, although off the top of my head I'd have to do some googling. Commented May 6, 2016 at 14:44


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