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Old 08-29-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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Search for directories with the highest characters in their names


How do you tell a shell script to search for the directory within another directory (in this case /lib/modules) whose characters in its name (in this case numbers) are highest? I want to be able to tell mkinitramfs in a script to be able to see the highest possible kernel version in the /lib/modules directory.
 
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How do you tell a shell script to search for the directory within another directory (in this case /lib/modules) whose characters in its name (in this case numbers) are highest? I want to be able to tell mkinitramfs in a script to be able to see the highest possible kernel version in the /lib/modules directory.
man ls
man sort
man head

- for starters.
 
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