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Old 06-09-2011
To find latest set of logs among new and old

Hi All

I am writing a script which will select the latest logs (which are generated every night via a script) among old one and new. Script generates set of 3 logs each time it runs. Example :

log-WedJun082011_bkt1.log
log-WedJun082011_bkt2.log
log-WedJun082011_bkt3.log

I have successfully written script to select latest logs(all 3 bkt) using "tail -1" cmd. Now, I am not getting idea to select latest log if only one log is generated (due to script failure) Like :

log-ThuJun092011_bkt1.log
log-WedJun082011_bkt1.log
log-WedJun082011_bkt2.log
log-WedJun082011_bkt3.log

As my script is using "tail -1" it will include latest of each bkt and will give wrong result. I just want to parse the latest log and display error message.

Can someone help here ? Appreciate your help.

Thanks
Ratnesh
# 2  
Old 06-09-2011
Show us your script so we can help you further.

As for example this will find all files edited in the previous 24h.

Code:
find . -mtime -1 -type f


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