Re: Fill a disk with more recent files

From: Peter Beckman <>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2022 20:19:07 UTC
True, but it doesn't sort by date, which is what the OP wanted: to copy the
files from newest to oldest, not just all the files newer than a date,
until the disk was full.

A combo of `ls` and `sort` to get the files on disk sorted by date
(created/modified/accessed, your choice) into a file, then passing that
file full of file paths to another app to copy, such as `xargs -n 50`
combined with `rsync` or even just `cp` or `scp` should get the ball


On Thu, 28 Apr 2022, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> Peter Beckman <> writes:
>> find doesn't have any sorting.
> Maybe not, but find does have "-newer", which do what the OP actually
> wants with the assistance of an appropriate timestamp file.

Peter Beckman                                                  Internet Guy