In bash, if I use $ find ./ -name "*.sqlite" , it will list all the sqlite files in current directory. I also want to see the modified time of the files, can anybody give me some help?


You can add to find the following expression:

-printf '%Tc %p\n'

to see something like

Sun Aug 14 06:29:38 2011 ./.nx/config/host.nxs

or -printf '%TD %TT %p\n' for

08/14/11 06:29:38.2184481010 ./.nx/config/host.nxs

or -printf '%T+ %p\n' if you have GNU find, to see

2011-08-14+06:29:38.2184481010 ./.nx/config/host.nxs

This last one, if available, is also useful for time sorting purposes.

See manual page of find, where it talks about printf.

  • -printf does not work in OS-X. Is there an equivalent to this command that will work for OS-X? – WanderingMind Jun 5 '17 at 15:53
  • @WanderingMind: in OS-X I suggest to install MacPorts that provides many UNIX applications, in particular GNU tools, like GNU find. – enzotib Jun 6 '17 at 19:05

A quick hack to get more details about the files found by find is to use the -ls output option.

find ./ -name "*.sqlite" -ls

For more precise results enzotib's answer is spot on.

  • I gave an upvote, but this does not show the date properly, so it is difficult to find the "newest" for instance. – lpapp Mar 3 '15 at 9:31
  • This is the only place where I came to know about -ls option which I was needing badly – Atul Nov 29 at 5:08

Use below command to get list of files with time stamp.

$ find . -type f | xargs ls -l --time-style="+%d-%m-%Y" 

This works for me:

$ find ./ -name "*.sqlite" -ls
  • 4
    This appears to be a complete duplicate of @Caleb's answer. – Chris Down Feb 21 '14 at 1:33

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