ls -l|awk '{print $6,$8}'|sort -d

display most recently modified files

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

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

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"ls -tr" is simpler
flatcap · 479 weeks and 1 day ago
it fail with dates, and timestamps
starchox · 479 weeks and 1 day 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 · 479 weeks ago
I prefer ls -Fltr
javamaniac · 478 weeks and 3 days ago

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