How can I list the 10 most recently modified files of a certain extension, not all files, or the files modified during the last 2 days for example?
You can use find for this. Let's say we want all .py files in the current directory modified in the last 2 days:
for the last two days:
Otherwise, if filenames don't contain newline characters, you can always do:
And for files modified in the last two days POSIXly: