To find the LATEST file from a dir on REMOTE machine and SCP to local machine?

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# 1  
Old 06-30-2009
Question To find the LATEST file from a dir on REMOTE machine and SCP to local machine?

Hi All,

URGENT - Please help me form a scipt for this:

I need the LATEST file from a dir on REMOTE machine to be SCP'd to a dir on local machine. (and I need to execute this from local server)

I know that the below cmd is used to find the LATEST file from a dir. But this command is not supported when used inside the SCP command.

To find LATEST file :
`ls -1r | head -1`


Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 07-06-2009 at 04:41 AM.. Reason: added code tags
# 2  
Old 06-30-2009
how about:
file_to_copy=`ssh username@hostname 'ls -1r | head -1'`
echo copying $file_to_copy ...
scp username@hostname:$file_to_copy /local/path

# 3  
Old 06-30-2009

Thanks Yogesh; but no luck on this as well.

In precise, I have :


dir1 contains:
file3 --> latest one

On SERVER2, I need to execute a script that fetchs file3 into dir2.


---------- Post updated at 02:58 PM ---------- Previous update was at 11:53 AM ----------

After spending so much time doing R&D on this, I finally got an answer for myself! Hope this helps others as well.

On SERVER2, save this as a script and execute:

latest_file=`ssh IP_ADDR_OF_SERVER1 find /dir1 -type f -mtime -1 -name "file*"`
echo Staring SCP of $latest_file from SERVER1 to SERVER2...
/usr/bin/scp user@IP_ADDR_OF_SERVER1:$latest_file /dir2
echo SCP Completed.


# 4  
Old 07-08-2009
is there a way to get the files using FTP instead of SSH which is allowed inour source server ??

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