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Re: Suggest/Wish re. numbered backup

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Suggest/Wish re. numbered backup
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:52:52 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Paul E Condon wrote:
> My suggestion is that the software also rename the earlier backup
> files as follows: In each name, insert the digit zero (0) in front of
> the digit [1-9].  This will preserve the correct display order of the
> backups in a simple invocation of "ls -l" . This will make for a
> more cleanly ordered display up to 99 backups. 

Are you aware of the -v sort by version option for ls?  This will
usually sort the display as you desire by treating the filenames as
versioned named.

  ls -logv

Does that do what you want?

You can read more about version sorting in the ls documentation.

  info coreutils 'Sorting the output'


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