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Bug Pergunta basica programašao shell

Hello

I am starting to program in Shell and would like to know how can I list the most recent files from a directory ... For example:
a directory where the files have S1, S2 and S3.
The most recent are the files S1 and S2 (are tied with the date of creation).

How do I list them?

Last edited by BarrosW; 10-09-2009 at 12:32 PM..
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Old 10-09-2009
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Old 10-09-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarrosW
I am starting to program in Shell and would like to know how can I list the most recent files from a directory ... For example:
a directory where the files have S1, S2 and S3.
The most recent are the files S1 and S2 (are tied with the date of creation).

There is no date of creation information, only the date of last modification.
Quote:
How do I list them?

To list files, most recent first:

Code:
ls -t

If you only want the two most recent, pipe the output through head:

Code:
ls -t | head -n 2

# 4  
Old 10-09-2009
Have a play around with ls and head/tail e.g.

Code:
ls -lrt | tail -5

(or ls -rt | tail -5 for shorter output)

will get you the 5 most recent files...

HTH
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Old 10-09-2009
the problem is: i want to create a program to find the most recent files from a directory... in case of being 2 or 3 files with the same date , i would like to list them
what really cares is when i make a call system with the program name what i want it to do is list the most recent file from the current directory

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