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Linux sort output of 'ls' by last modified date

Sorting 'ls' command output in Linux by last modified date.

To dig further type: man ls

Here's a quick guide on how to sort or display the output by its modified ate.

ls -lt command:
Last modified date results shown at the top, bottom the oldest files.

ls -lt sample output:
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1715357811 Jan 16 15:19 My_File_Year_2015Z.3.zip
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 2131315323 Jan 12 07:36 Another_File_Year_2015Z.zip
.
.
.
drwxrwxrwx 1 root root       4096 Mar 11  2013 Extras
-rwxrwxrwx 2 root root    4223936 Sep  7  2012 My Apps Setup.exe

 - - - - - -

ls-ltr command:
Newest file or new modified files result shown at the bottom, top results the oldest files.

ls-ltr sample output:

drwxrwxrwx 1 root root       4096 Mar 11  2013 Extras
-rwxrwxrwx 2 root root    4223936 Sep  7  2012 My Apps Setup.exe
.
.
.
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1715357811 Jan 16 15:19 My_File_Year_2015z.3.zip
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 2131315323 Jan 12 07:36 Another_File_Year_2015Z.zip

If the list is quite long pipe the command to "more" option.

ls-ltr | more
ls -lt | more


Cheers!!! Hope it helps...


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