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# 1  
Old 08-10-2009
Copy the latest file to a directory

Hi Team,
I wish to copy the latest file of pattern "MyFile*" to some other location.
I need to do all the operation in a single command separated by |.

ls -rt <MyFile*> | tail -1 | <copy command>.

How can I do?
Please help me.

Thanks,
Kanda
# 2  
Old 08-10-2009
Hi.

The question has been asked before.

i.e. https://www.unix.com/shell-programmin...y-another.html
# 3  
Old 08-10-2009
Code:
cp `ls -rt <MyFile*> | tail -1` <destination>

The `` causes the command within to be evaluated and the output then used in it's place.

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