Find the most recently changed files (recursively)

find . -type f -printf '%TY-%Tm-%Td %TT %p\n' | sort

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By: sammcj
2011-08-14 23:34:10

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What Others Think

What's wrong with ls -lR |sort -r -k6 ... or are there some implementations of /bin/ls that don't use metric YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm for the date format?
Mozai · 357 weeks and 1 day ago
@Mozai: that command spits out a lot of extra stuff in my evaluation (on OS X 10.6.8): total 96 total 88 total 8 total 8 ? etc ?
hced · 356 weeks and 5 days ago
why not just use the -mtime flag ?
namewithoutwords · 356 weeks and 4 days ago

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