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How can I block devices by the most recent added ones? No option in lsblk seems to have that functionality.

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One way to do it is using the ls command, because Linux block devices actually have a working time metadata:

ls -lt /dev/ |grep "^b"| more

For plain device names:

ls -t1 /dev/ | more

or:

ls -lt /dev/ |grep "^b" |sed -r "s/^.* (.*)$/\1/g" | more.

Another possible method: lsblk -p -d --output name |tail.
You might want to use lsblk -p -d --output name /dev/sd? | tail.

  • It just has one limitation: That timestamp is the date of last modification. We would need the date of creation, which the stat command does show. But I will have to figure that out later. – neverMind9 Jul 1 at 20:43
  • USB Block devices are also sorted alphabetically: sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, sde, sdf, … lsblk /dev/sd? – neverMind9 Jul 1 at 20:44
  • Another possible method: lsblk -p -d --output name |tail . – neverMind9 Jul 1 at 23:38
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    Please note that Linux does not assign new devices to the next letter of the alphabet always, but to the first available one. If the last device is /dev/sdy, but /dev/sde is suddently free, /dev/sde will be used instead of /dev/sdz, making alphabetic sorting ineffective for that purpose. – neverMind9 Jul 1 at 23:53

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