ls -t command in Linux

ls -t option flag sorts files/directories list by time/date.

Syntax

$ ls -t [options] [file|dir]

Examples

Default list:

$ ls
Desktop   Downloads Pictures Templates Videos
Documents Music     Public   todo.txt
$

 

List sorted by time/date

$ ls -t
Pictures Desktop   Downloads Public    Videos
todo.txt Documents Music     Templates
$

 

Long listing format sorted by date/time:

$ ls -lt
total 4
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user 120 2011-08-17 18:14 Pictures
-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 131 2011-08-17 18:07 todo.txt
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  80 2011-08-17 16:52 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  40 2011-08-17 16:52 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  40 2011-08-17 16:52 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  40 2011-08-17 16:52 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  40 2011-08-17 16:52 Public
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  40 2011-08-17 16:52 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 user user  40 2011-08-17 16:52 Videos
$

 


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