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

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