Visit The New, Modern Unix Linux Community


Shell script to get the latest file from the file list and move


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Shell script to get the latest file from the file list and move
# 1  
Shell script to get the latest file from the file list and move

Hi,

Anybody help me to write a Shell Script

Get the latest file from the file list based on created and then move to the target directory.

Tried with the following script: got error.

Code:
A=$(ls -1dt $(find "cveit/local_ftp/reflash-parts" -type f -daystart -mtime -$dateoffset) | head -n1)
#if [ -n "$A" ] cp -u "$A" "$cveit/local_ftp/test/$(basename $A)"

got error invalid argument `-' to `-mtime'

Please help me to solve this.

Last edited by jim mcnamara; 04-04-2013 at 11:02 AM..
# 2  
Can you please post your script here?

This gives no clue!
# 3  
Whatever $dateoffset expands into is the problem.

Code:
-mtime n

where n is one of a number n: n, +n, -n

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:
Advanced Search

Test Your Knowledge in Computers #497
Difficulty: Medium
A computer compiler or interpreter is just as smart as a human.
True or False?

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Move file from one directory and update the list file once moved.

Dears, I have a listfile contains list of files path. i need to read the line of the listfile mv the file to other directory and update the listfile by deleting the lines of the listfile. #!/bin/bash target=/fstest/INVESTIG/Sadiq/TEST_ARCH while read -r line || ]; do mv $line... (19 Replies)
Discussion started by: sadique.manzar
19 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Download latest file via ftp server unix through shell script

Hello this is my first post in this forum , I dont want to be unhappy.. I am writing one script but facing difficulty to find the latest file with some new pattern My requirement is 1. The file is coming like "ABCD-23220140303" at FTP server once in a week. 2. script will run on daily... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: ajju
3 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help with korn shell script to get the latest file versions in a directory

I want to write a korn shell script to get the latest three versions for a file in the directory having lot of files with various versions (files with prefix as same but time stamp as suffix) and compress it and at the same time have to remove the remaining versions of the file (other than latest... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: maheshbabu
4 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Script to move latest zip file to another directory

Hi folks, In my application there is a job running which create a .dat file along with it zip file also at unix box location /opt/app/cvf/temp1 so in temp1 directory I have one .dat file and its zip file also. Now since this job runs every day so if a job runs today there will be two files... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: punpun66
5 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Needed shell script to get the latest file based on date

hi i need the shell script to get the file with latest date. for example in my input folder i have files like file_20130212.txt file_20130211.txt now my output folder should have the file with latest date i.e..file_20120212.txt i want to get the latest file .. i.e is should take... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: hemanthsaikumar
6 Replies

6. Shell Programming and Scripting

create t a filelist with the latest file by YYYYMMDD and move to subfolder

Hi all, I am receiving files named like: ABC_20120730.csv ABC_20120801.csv ABC_20120812.csv They are residing in a folder named Incoming. I am supposed to write a script that will create a filelist which will contain only the name of the latest file beginning with ABC_, by YYYYMMDD... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: kedrick
3 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

How to FTP the latest file, based on date, from a remote server through a shell script?

How to FTP the latest file, based on date, from a remote server through a shell script? I have four files to be FTP'ed from remote server. They are of the following format. build1_runtime_mmddyyyy.txt build2_runtime_mmddyyyy.txt build3_runtime_mmddyyyy.txt buifile_count_mmddyyyy.txt ... (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: imran_affu
9 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Assistance with shell script to check file type and move to a folder.

Hi, Below is some code that I would like to implement however I am getting these errors: (what I am attempting to do is to check if a zip file has ascii files and if ascii and not binary then move the ascii files to a folder. some of the files are in xml format but are ascii and i will be moving... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: bwcberb
0 Replies

9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Help with list of latest file names

Hi Gurus, I need to list only those files which are most recent and the latest log file. For example if I have the following file list: JOB001.LOG_00uv02_00006 - Jul 7 12:16 JOB001.LOG_00vi0t_00001 - Aug 4 21:58 JOB001.LOG_00vi0t_00002 - Aug 5 09:15 JOB001.LOG_00vi0t_00003 - Aug 5... (6 Replies)
Discussion started by: shash
6 Replies

10. Shell Programming and Scripting

Shell script to ftp latest file

Hello All, Hope u r doing fine. I'm writing a shell script to ftp the latest file having pericular convention as 'ULTI_15072007043205.txt' on daily basis. Now the date & timing of the file geleration isnt constant, so the file name daily varies as per the date & timing of generation. Can anyone... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: im_new
7 Replies

Featured Tech Videos