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Old 06-09-2011
tail command problems

Hi,

In my home directory, there are so many files. i tried to get the lastly created file by following command.

Code:
file=`ls -lrt MXOfiles* | tail -1`

As there are so many files, it displays
Code:
"$ : 0403-027 The parameter list is too long."

Can someone tell me how can i get the recent file placed in my directory?
# 2  
Old 06-09-2011
You can try:
Code:
file=`ls -t MXOfiles* | head -1`


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