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ls by last edited...

  • return the last edited file
ls -ct1 | head -1

broken into elements:

ls -c #sorts by ctime, newest first
ls -clt #shows ctime and sorts by ctime
ls -cl #show ctime, sorts by name

xterm: keep open

  • run a command in xterm, keep xterm open even after the process finished or exited with an error
xterm -xrm '*hold: true' -e $1 &   # this is to keep xterm from closing
pid1=$!  # this is to save the pid, in case you want to close it
disown   # this is to prevent the finishing shell from closing the xterm

explained here:

useful_commands.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/06 17:39 by