To get a directory listing sorted by creation date in Python, you can call os.listdir() to get a list of the filenames. Then call os.stat() for each one to get the creation time and finally sort against the creation time.
import os import time import sys from stat import S_ISREG, ST_CTIME, ST_MODE dir_path = '.' # get all entries in the directory entries = (os.path.join(dir_path, file_name) for file_name in os.listdir(dir_path)) # Get their stats entries = ((os.stat(path), path) for path in entries) # leave only regular files, insert creation date entries = ((stat[ST_CTIME], path) for stat, path in entries if S_ISREG(stat[ST_MODE])) print(entries)
Running the above code will give you listing sorted by creation date, for example,
Mon Oct 23 18:01:25 2017 sorted_ls.py