Monday, 14 September 2009

Handling files in creation order in bourne shell

Sometimes the simplest sounding things get quite complicated. I initially thought listing files (and only files) in a directory in the order they were created would be easy. Turns out I couldn't find a way to sort by creation time, only by modification time (ls -ct). No probs, I did

Which is nice as long as there are no sub directories in the directory. Getting it right took a bit more time, this is how I did it:
'ls' just didn't seem to cut it. find did, but it did get a bit complicated for such a simple task. But I'm sure there's an easier way...

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