I have a directory, let's call it htdocs/live/. Many different directories are underneath this directory, each with a file commonFunctions.js living in the js directory.

For example, here is the structure of a few of the directories containing commonFunctions.js:


How can I write a command to list each of these files ordering them by the last time they were modified?


are you thinking of something like ls -alt htdocs/live/*/js/commonFunctions.js ?

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    I did not know you could use the * in ls like that. This is exactly what I needed. – bvpx Oct 14 '13 at 21:11
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    Incidentally, the * is a function of the shell, not ls. You can use this with any shell command :) – MattJenko Oct 15 '13 at 7:49

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