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Old 07-28-2011
Search value in text file

I have the follwoing text file :

The last column in each row have a some date value.
I need to find the row with the oldest date .
I this case :


Last edited by Franklin52; 07-28-2011 at 11:21 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags for data and code samples, thank you
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Old 07-28-2011
One way:
awk -F\; '!v{v=$NF;s=$0}$NF<v{v=$NF;s=$0}END{print s}' file

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Old 07-28-2011
sort -n -k4 -t\; | head -1

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