find . -name '*pdf*' -print0 | xargs -0 ls -lt | head -20

Prints the latest modified files in a directory tree recursively

Sorts by latest modified files by looking to current directory and all subdirectories
Sample Output
fuat$ find . -name '*pdf*' -print0 | xargs -0 ls -lt | head -20
-rwxrwxrwx@ 1 fuat  staff    2416379 Sep 30 22:36 ./Software Engineering/Book/debug_it.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff     852248 Sep 30 00:14 ./_READING/NLPWithPython.pdf alias
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff     852292 Sep 30 00:12 ./_READING/HeadFirstNetworking.pdf alias
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   16214242 Sep 24 16:20 ./Algorithms/Algorithms_for_Interviews.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    4349195 Sep 24 13:46 ./Java/General/JavaProgrammingFundamentals.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   11168880 Sep 24 13:34 ./Distributed System/1617290521_HBas.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    5920000 Sep 24 13:32 ./Stream Processing/Storm.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   13571530 Sep 24 13:24 ./Database/InMemoryDataManagement.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   12625760 Sep 24 13:13 ./Network/ComputerNetworkingTopDown.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    3290769 Sep 24 13:01 ./Algorithms/GraphAlgorithms.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   24854307 Sep 24 11:18 ./Java/OSGi/EnterpriseOSGiINAction.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   39195922 Sep 24 11:16 ./Operating System/OSXMountainLion.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    5593725 Sep 24 11:11 ./Software Engineering/Book/EffectiveUnitTesting.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    9917832 Sep 24 11:06 ./Stream Processing/Twisted.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   11022359 Sep 24 11:05 ./Message Queues/ZeroMQ.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    3155642 Sep 24 11:02 ./Source Control/Git35-672.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    4718051 Sep 24 10:59 ./Data Mining/RobustDataMining.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   38314681 Sep 24 10:55 ./Ruby/Rails515775.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff   37028497 Sep 24 10:53 ./User Interface/11445Interactivity2nd.pdf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 fuat  staff    6139406 Sep 24 10:52 ./User Interface/UI_154783.pdf

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By: fuats
2013-10-03 21:58:51

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