Arrange file by modified date

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Arrange files by modified date


Am performing a find based on filename and result can contain multiple files being found
Let's say my find command is
find /Archive -f -name 12345.pdf

and result of find command is
/Archive/Folder A/12345.pdf
/Archive/Folder B/12345.pdf

please note white space in folder names

I need to get the file that has most recent modified date

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find /Archive -f -name 12345.pdf -printf "%T@ %p\n" | sort -rn | head -n 1

This will prepend a date in epoch seconds to every file name, which sort can order by time.

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A version using awk:

find /Archive -f -name 12345.pdf -printf "%T@ %p\n" | awk '$1 > P { P=$0 } ; END { $0=P ; $1=""; print substr($0,2) }'

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