Generate a playlist of all the files in the directory, newer first

find . -type f -print0 | xargs -r0 stat -c %Y\ %n | sort -rn | gawk '{sub(/.\//,"",$2); print $2}' > /tmp/playlist.m3u
I use this to generate a playlist with all the podcasts I listen to. Ordered from most recent to older.
Sample Output
Tekzilla_Daily_Tip_HD_Quicktime/Firefox_Save_Websites_As_An_Image_-_Tekzilla_Daily_Tip.mp4

MacBreak_Weekly/MacBreak_Weekly_130_I_Did_A_Fiduciary_Dooty.mp3

Buzz_Out_Loud_from_CNET/Buzz_Out_Loud_922_Hot_and_junky.mp3

The_Totally_Rad_Show_HD_Quicktime/Nash_Out_-_Halo_Wars,_Street_Fighter_The_Legend_of_Chun_Li,_Green_Hornet_and_Clue_news,_Oscar_wager_results_-_The_Totally_Rad_Show.mp4

FRAK/FRAK_0.0.5.mp4

Tekzilla_Daily_Tip_HD_Quicktime/OS_X_Perfect_Windows_Management_Expose_and_Spaces_Together_-_Tekzilla_Daily_Tip.mp4

IT_Conversations/Dion_Almaer,_Ben_Galbraith_-_Bespin.mp3

Leo_Laporte_-_The_Tech_Guy/Leo_Laporte_-_The_Tech_Guy_539.mp3

Systm_HD_Quicktime/UPS_+_Car_Battery_=_More_Computing_Or_a_48_Hour_Disco_Ball_-_Systm.mp4

Praia_das_Mas/Praia_das_Mas_3.m4a

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By: microft
2009-03-04 16:41:02

What Others Think

with this find . -type f -print0 | xargs -r0 stat -c %Y\ %n | sort -rn | cut -d' ' -f2- | sed 's/\.\///' > /tmp/plist.m3u you are safe when filename contains spaces
samjack_it · 339 weeks and 5 days ago

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