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Works with files containing spaces and for very large directories.
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This uses the ability of find (at least the one from GNU findutils that is shiped with most linux distros) to display change time as part of its output. No xargs needed.
here's a version which works on OS X.
find and normal files and list them sorting with modification time without group
l: with detailed information
t: sort with modification time
r: reverse order
h: show file's size in human-readable format, such as K(kilobytes), M(megabyes) etc.
g: do not show group
List all files from the current directory and subdirectories, sorted by modification time, oldest first.
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