View Full Version : [ubuntu] Recent Documents shortcut
May 19th, 2010, 01:29 PM
I would like to put a recent documents shortcut somewhere on my Gnome Panel, like as an applet or something like that.
Is there a way of doing this?
November 7th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Better late than ever I guess.
You can install desklets from the repository and then put a shortcut on your desktop. Also in your home folder you have a file called .recently-used.xbel.
I find neither of these very useful though :smile:
November 7th, 2010, 12:22 AM
You could always install Gnome Activity Journal and then just put that on the panel or desktop..
EDIT: Didn't realize this thread was from May....LOL
November 7th, 2010, 12:45 AM
You could look into find.
Google on "man find".
In the console, using find, you can list files by exactly how recently.
find . -ctime 1 -name *.txt
will list every .txt file that's been changed in the last 24 hours.
Change the 1 to .1 and the list will show only those files changed in the last 2.4 hours. There are many switches.
You can change the -name argument to anything or you can run without it.
find is one of the most useful Unix utilities and you will do well to discover its power.
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