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ls -ltr --directory $(find . -regex "./.*[^/]*\'" -type f | xargs -n 1 dirname | sort | uniq)
2012-03-02 03:48:47
User: pdkl95
Functions: dirname find ls sort xargs

This let me find some a set of modifications that were made to a rather large tree of files, where the file-names themselves were not unique (actually: insanely redundant and useless. "1.dat 2.dat ..."). Pruning down to last-branch brough things back to the "project-name" scope, and it's then easy to see which branches of the tree have recently changed, or any other similar search.

Ideally, it should sort the directories by the mtime of the most recent *file* *inside* the directory, but that's probably outside the scope of a (sane...) command line.

ls -trF | grep -v \/ | tail -n 1
2011-09-14 20:05:37
User: mrpollo
Functions: grep ls tail
Tags: find stat mtime

Sort by time and Reverse to get Ascending order, then display a marker next to the a file, negate directory and select only 1 result

fn=$(find . -type f -printf "%T@\t%p\n"|sort -n|tail -1|cut -f2); echo $(date -r "$fn") "$fn"
find . -printf "%T@ %p\n" | sed -e 1d | while read ts fn; do ts=${ts%.*}; if [ $ts -ge ${gts:-0} ]; then gts=$ts; echo `date -d @$gts` $fn; fi; done
echo $(( $( date +%s ) - $( stat -c %Y * | sort -nr | head -n 1 ) ))
FILE=`ls -ltr /var/lib/pgsql/backups/daily/ | tail -n1 | awk '{print $NF}'`; TIME=`stat -c %Y /var/lib/pgsql/backups/daily/$FILE`; NOW=`date +%s`; echo $((NOW-TIME))
find -maxdepth 1 -mtime 0 -type f
2010-07-30 01:56:34
User: adeverteuil
Functions: find
Tags: find today mtime

Then pipe to 'xargs ls' for a familiar listing, possibly using find's -print0 and xarg's -0 options.

touch -r "$FILE1" "$FILE2"
2009-10-21 13:53:59
User: kobayashison
Functions: touch

atime and mtime timestamps of $FILE2 is changed according to the ones of $FILE1. If $FILE2 doesn't exist is created.