I've seen many questions and answers here using a construction along the lines of
list_dir=`ls -t /path/to/dir/` for i in $list_dir; do
ls -t | while read i; do
Now, I know that you shouldn't use ls in scripts because it breaks easily; but I can't find a better way of operating on files in order from last-modified to most-recently-modified (or vice versa).
I can use something like:
find . -type f -printf '%T@ %p\n' | sort -n | cut -d ' ' -f 2- | while read i; do...
...but this will still break with any files that have newlines in their names, and is much uglier to boot. Is there a better way?