How can I "extract" the Recently Used File List information from the SASUSER.PROFILE catalog? And of course, the follow-up question would then be: Can I update the Recently Used File List information in the SASUSER.PROFILE catalog programmatically?
No, that shows me information about external files that I am reading. I'm really interested in getting at the list of sas program files/scripts that I have used most recently. Since I'm too lazy to keep good notes, some judicious programming might serve me a little better for what I was working on two days ago.
Such a feature/function in SAS does not exist. It may or may not be a suitable enhancement item, however you will want to be very clear about how/where you want SAS to keep track of this information (interactive, batch, otherwise?).
If you're using Windows you might be able to filter out .sas files in the My Recent Documents Folder.
The path is
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Recent
Get a program to read all entries in this folder and then filter for .sas is a possibility I think. Not sure if it would actually work based on the fact that its shortcuts not the actual files. Or how it gets populated, ie open file from within SAS or from contents pane, or from double click in windows.