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Old 03-30-2004, 02:00 AM   #1
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Save last modified to a variable


Hello all,

As you can tell I'm a bit new when it comes to bash scripting. Is it possible to write a bash script that will list and then save the most recent modified file (in only 1 path) to a variable? Please shed some light to me thanks!

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Old 03-30-2004, 07:45 AM   #2
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Sure, just use something like:

Code:
PATH=/your/path/here
GREATEST_MTIME=0
STAT=/usr/bin/stat

for FNAME in $PATH/*; do
    if [ `$STAT -c %Y $FNAME` -gt $GREATEST_MTIME ]; then
        MOST_RECENT_MODIFIED=$FNAME;
    fi;
done

export MOST_RECENT_MODIFIED
Note: untested, but should either work as is or be pretty close.

Last edited by Strike; 03-30-2004 at 07:51 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2004, 03:57 AM   #3
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Code:
file=$(ls -1t|head -1)
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