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In Linux, RH 6.x, how do I specify the ls command such that the files that were most recently edited are displayed at the end of the list ?

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Question by:Anthony Lucia
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woolmilkporc earned 2000 total points
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ls -rt

or

ls -rtl

(long output format)
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by:lasmith05
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Yeah ls -tr (last modified in reverse order)
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by:Shiju Jacob
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Try using head or tail. If you want the 5 most-recently modified files:

ls -1t | head -5

The -1 (that's a one) says one file per line and the head says take the first 5 entries.

If you want the last 5 try

ls -1t | tail -5
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