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Simple way to sort a list?

Simple way to sort a list?

Simple way to sort a list?


I've read in the contents of a directory into a list as follows:

set tempdirContents [ lsort [ glob -nocomplain -types { d } -- * ] ]

What I want to do is sort the list based on the last modify time (so the last modify time is the last entry in the list).

Any ideas on a quick way to do this?


RE: Simple way to sort a list?


Not especially elegant, but I would do it like this :

CODE --> Tcl

proc comparator {a b} {
  global filetime

  if {$filetime($a) < $filetime($b)} {
    return -1
  } elseif {$filetime($a) > $filetime($b)} {
    return 1
  } else {
    return 0

set filelist [ glob -nocomplain -types { d } -- * ]

foreach file $filelist {
  set filetime($file) [file mtime $file]

set tempdirContents [ lsort -command comparator $filelist ] 


RE: Simple way to sort a list?

Thank you, Ill give that a shot after I figure out what its exactly doing :)

RE: Simple way to sort a list?

Worked perfectly. Thanks again

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