Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 6:50 AM (in response to ????? ???1)
In Finder, no.
You could use something like this in Terminal
find ~/Desktop/* -ls | open -f
That would open a textedit file with a list of every file in Desktop and all its subdirectories. It would give you the file size, permissions and last modification time as well as its full path. You could then paste that into Excel and sort it how you want.
Obviously, you change ~/Desktop/* to ~/A/* or whatever the folder is called.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 6:56 AM (in response to ????? ???1)
Maybe it won't work out quite like you want, but you might try this....
Open the folder enclosing folder A. Go to List VIew. Option-click on folder A. All the subfolders and their files get revealed. Click on the column which sorts by date.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to ????? ???1)
????? ???1 wrote:
Thanks! What I really want is creation date
OK, use this:
cd ~/Desktop; ls -RU -alF | open -f
This lists the creation date rather than the mod' date.
Here you have to replace Desktop with A (or whatever); keep everything else the same, assuming the folder is sitting in your home directory and isn't a child of some other folder in your home directory (if it is a child of some other folder, see the last two examples below).
If the folder you want to search has a space in the name, you're going to need to add an escape character - that's a backslash \ - before the space:
Suppose the folder you want to search is in your home directory and is called "My Docs", you'd use
cd ~/My\ Docs; ls -RU -alF | open -f
Whereas if the folder was just called "MyDocs", you'd just use
cd ~/MyDocs; ls -RU -alF | open -f
Suppose My Docs is inside your Documents folder, use
cd ~/Documents/My\ Docs; ls -RU -alF | open -f
Suppose My Docs is inside Work which is inside Documents, use
cd ~/Documents/Work/My\ Docs; ls -RU -alF | open -f
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to ????? ???1)
Actually, you can do that in the Finder. Open folder A; type Command-F (File > Find); enter some general search criterion that includes every file, for example, "Created before tomorrow". The default search starts at the folder that was open when you entered the search, so it will list all the files under that.