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List files in Linux by date

Not really code, but still something I need often enough to write it down.

This command will list all files in a Linux folder sorted by date with the most recently updated files at the bottom.

ls -ltrh

From the ls man page, here’s what each of the choices do.

-l – Uses a Long format which shows more information on each file

-t – Sorts by modification time

-r – Reverse order. Without this the most recently updated files would be at the top of the list instead of the bottom.

-h – Human friendly file sizes. Shows files in KB, MB, or GB instead of just bytes.

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