.md files that were accessed within the past week.
-atime -7 controls the time here. It can also be used to find
files accessed more than a week ago (
-atime +7), or exactly a week
The other interesting part are the parentheses, which are used to
-name options together, so that
-or works only on
those two. If the parentheses were not used,
-or would have
either matched everything before it or everything after it.
-maxdepth 3 is used so that the search space is small enough.
With it enabled, the command completes almost instantaneously:
0.07s user 0.06s system 98% cpu 0.139 total
-maxdepth 4 is already much slower.
0.31s user 0.97s system 37% cpu 3.403 total
This works on my system because my notes are in relatively high-up directories.
Instead of the command above, I now use one that sorts the files by access time and returns all files it finds, not only the more recent ones:
ls -1t $(find $HOME -maxdepth 2 -type f \( -name '*.txt' -or -name '*.md' \) \! -path "$HOME/.*")
This runs as a cronjob and its output is redirected into
where it is then read by Emacs.