July 16th, 2003, 11:01 AM
Selecting only newest file
I was hoping someone could help me out. I am trying to figure out how to search for the newest file in a directory and save it as a variable. For example, if you do a 'ls -ltr', the last file listed would be the newest file. Does anyone know how to save just that file name in a variable?
July 16th, 2003, 05:00 PM
foo=`ls -tr | tail -1`
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July 16th, 2003, 06:44 PM