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In Ubuntu, is it possible to obtain a list of all files on the filesystem that I have edited? I need some way to find all the files that I have modified or written (because these files tend to be the most important to me, and I need a way to identify them so that I won't accidentally delete them.)

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Using find command you can list the files created/edited by a user.

find / -type f -user userid -print

use sudo if you are searching the files under / file system and if its only your home directory($HOME) ignore sudo command.

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Does this work for edit? I mean, the -user userid is only for files that are owned by you, if you have edited a file that is owned by the system or another user, you won't find it. –  Nanne Nov 15 '12 at 8:09
    
This wont work if the we use sudo <command> to edit the file. This command can only list the files that are owned by a particular user –  devav2 Nov 15 '12 at 9:10
    
also, world or group writeable files: you don't need sudo for that :) –  Nanne Nov 15 '12 at 9:31
    
I agree but if sudo is not used then OP would get "permission denied" for searching / file system. Sudo is just to suppress the warnings. –  devav2 Nov 15 '12 at 9:45
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