How to sort find results

Jeffrey Ellis jellis at
Mon Nov 7 17:41:44 GMT 2005

Aha... Thanks, Eric :)

Well, at least I know it can do it now. The problem -- as usual for a newbie
-- is that I haven't got the vaguest understanding of what I just read. The
field part I think I get, but how would I use the first character? I guess
I'm basically too stupid to get these kind of instructions -- maybe just one
example for the use of each option included in man pages would help?

Anyway -- I don't think I'll ever get how to use this on my own.

All My Best,

on 11/7/05 3:26 AM, Eric Schuele at e.schuele at wrote:

> Jeffrey Ellis wrote:
>> Ok. It looks like:
>> Find -x / -ls
>> basically gives me what I need. But I am seeing two things I still need to
>> do to the results. First, I need to sort the ls by modification time. It
>> seems none of the options for ls work from within find -- or at least with
>> the syntax ls -x. I also looked at doing something like find -x / -ls |
>> sort, but when I look at the sort man, it doesn't say how to sort by
> Double check that man page...
> Look for '-k'.. you can specify your sort key.
>> particular criteria.
>> The other thing is in the find man it says the -ls option displays the
>> modification time of each file, but what I see is actually just the date
>> "May 21 2004". No times. Is there a way to display the actual times?
>> Thanks again :)
>> All My Best,
>> Jeffrey
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