ls -lt --time=atime *.txt

list txt files order by time

list all txt files order by time, newest first

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By: miccaman
2015-05-21 21:03:44
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atime is the time when the file last accessed. This can be disabled for all files on this filesystem with mount options. If you would like to display the last modification time then use ls -t --time=mtime *.txt
sesom42 · 156 weeks and 5 days ago

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