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.