List Recently Modified Files

version (2.26 KB) by Michael Coen
Lists the most recently modified files/dirs in the current directory.


Updated 20 Aug 2009

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Usage: lsl
lsl(n), where n = number of files to display.
Default n = 20.

Lists the most recently modified files/dirs (and their accompanying details) in the current directory.

Provides the equivalent of Unix's "ls -lt | head" from within Matlab on Linux or Windows. Yup, this is quite trivial, but I can't use Matlab without this anymore.

This only displays *.m, *.mat, *.fig, *.txt, and directories, other than those in the dirExclude variable, such as .cvs, .svn, etc. Just modify indicated variables to change this behavior.

Cite As

Michael Coen (2022). List Recently Modified Files (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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