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If you just want to find out what's new in a directory:

lsnew() { ls -lt ${1+"$@"} | head -20; }



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I tend to use `ls -ltr` to see the most recent files.  Simple and quick
Posted 2008-11-14 19:10:25
What does this do:

 ${1+"$@"}

?

I can't see that it does anything other than pass the function arguments to ls.

(Incidentally, you should add "--" to the ls call to make sure it doesn't try and parse any of the arguments as command line options.)
Posted 2008-11-16 02:26:22

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