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Sorting a directory by last modified date

Posted on 2000-02-15
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In UNIX, using Perl, what would be the code to get a directory listing (with no traversing subdirectories) of files with a particular extension, sorted by last date modified and stored in an array?

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by:ozo
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@array = sort {-M $a <=> -M $b} <*.ext>
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amitpagarwal earned 70 total points
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@array = `ls -1t *.extn`

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by:thoellri
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ozo,

that's supposed to be
@array = map { $_->[0] }
  sort { $a->[1] <=> $b->[1] }
  map { [$_, -M] }
  <*.ext>;

you posted the schwartzian transform to one of my comments a long time ago.

Tobias
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by:ozo
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#or using a generic Schwartzian Transform:
sub ST(&@){
        my $metric=shift;
        map {$_->[0]}
        sort {$a->[1] cmp $b->[1]}
        map {[$_,&{$metric}]} @_
}

@array = ST {pack'N',(stat)[9]} <*.bak>;
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by:darinw
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ozo, I have posted a new question for you in this topic area.

darinw
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