access to last touched or created file with arrow_up_key immediately after displaying the file list

lsa() { ls -lart; history -s "joe \"$(\ls -apt|grep -v /|head -1)\"" ; }
Display recursive file list (newest file displayed at the end) and be free to access last file in the list simply by pressing arrow_up_key i.e. open it with joe editor. BTW IMHO the list of files with newest files at the end is often more informative. Put this 'lsa' function somewhere in your .bashrc and issue . ~/.bashrc or source ~/.bashrc to have access to the 'lsa' command immediately. . (the function appends command "joe last_file_in_the_list" at the end of command history)

By: knoppix5
2016-07-07 21:27:55

What Others Think

Hmm... This has promise. Finding the most recent file looks a bit clumsy, but I'm struggling to do any better. . Filtering out the directories isn't easy. I hoped that this would work: ls -I'*/' Ignore directory glob. Nope. ls -p | grep -v / will have to do . After you've filtered out the dirs, you can swap ls -tr | tail -1 for ls -t | head -1 which will be quicker. . Also, I suggest escaping the use of ls (to prevent unexpected behaviour). Lots of people have it aliased. lsa() { ls -lart; history -s "joe $(\ls -apt|grep -v /|head -1)" ; }
flatcap · 276 weeks and 5 days ago
Corrected. Thanx for the comment!
knoppix5 · 276 weeks and 5 days ago
great that i found this forum. People here are great. Learned alot. Keep posting more
Killersmile · 30 weeks and 1 day ago
This is a convenient way to go back, it is also great that there are other alternatives to make it easier. Langley Roofers
DanVillas · 8 weeks and 2 days ago

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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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