display most recently modified files

ls -l|awk '{print $6,$8}'|sort -d
Can pipe to tail or change the awk for for file size, groups, users, etc.
Sample Output
/etc$ ls -l|awk '{print $6,$8}'|sort -d
2003-12-04 locale.alias
2006-05-08 jvm
2006-07-10 mtools.conf
2009-03-10 resolv.conf
2009-03-11 purple
2009-03-12 gdm

By: archlich
2009-03-13 19:00:18

What Others Think

"ls -tr" is simpler
flatcap · 595 weeks and 5 days ago
it fail with dates, and timestamps
starchox · 595 weeks and 5 days ago
Don't work properly on all system,ex. on Debian I must use this $ ls -l | awk '{print $7,$8,$9}' | sort -d
servermanaged · 595 weeks and 4 days ago
I prefer ls -Fltr
javamaniac · 595 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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