What would be the best/easiest way for a non-techie like me to get my headless Ubuntu media server to generate a file containing a list of files X-levels deep from a specific folder and back that list up without actually backing up the files themselves? Ideally (but by no means required) it would be a nicely formatted HTML page... but only if there's some existing tool that does that sort of thing. I'm not expecting the answerer to write extensive code for me.
I have Crashplan installed but I don't want to use bandwidth moving terabytes of non-critical files to the Cloud. But in the rare event something happens, I want to at least see a list of what was there so I can see what was lost and I can pick and choose what to replace.
I hope the answer is complete, as I'm by no means a command line guru... and it does need to be command line because it is headless.