How to view recent files from the command-line in ubuntu?

How to view recent files from the command-line in ubuntu?

Is it possible to view recently accessed files using a single command in the command-line

Asked on September 14, 2019 in info.
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Here is  the example to find all files (-type f) in the current directory and all subdirectories accessed within last 30 minutes.

For files accessed less than 30 minutes ago:

find . -type f -amin -30

Let’s understand the command

  • find

    search for files in a directory hierarchy

  • .

    search in the current folder and all subfolders

  • -type f

    search only fort files

  • -amin 30

    File was last accessed 30 minutes ago.

 

Answered on September 14, 2019.
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