Find files and list them sorted by modification time

find . -type f -exec ls -tr {} +
List all files from the current directory and subdirectories, sorted by modification time, oldest first.

2010-05-27 14:52:28

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This is not scabable as with lots of files, there will be multiple ls invocations, thus breaking the ordering. Have a look at
pixelbeat · 637 weeks and 4 days ago
There would have to be an extremely large number of files for it not to work properly. For regular day-to-day use, this is the shortest, easiest method.
goodevilgenius · 637 weeks and 1 day 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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