gary on 11 Apr 2012 09:32:38 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Sort a file tree by last modified time

=>>> Try:
=>>>        find content -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -ltr
=>> Wow, that's perfect. Thanks!
=> I suppose one caveat with this approach is that it will give incorrect
=> results on large trees, because files will only be sorted within each
=> invocation of `ls`. So some recently-changed files are going to be
=> buried up in the middle of the results. Hmm.

   Right. Realized that after sending and deleting the email, of course.
If you can narrow things down to limit the number of results, say using
-mtime or -newer, that might be good enough. My next step would be to
write a Python program to walk the tree and do the sorting, but then I
like Python. :-)


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