UNIX command to get the latest file and also matching pattern

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UNIX command to get the latest file and also matching pattern

we want to fetch the latest file in a given directory and also the file name should match the below pattern

 Example file name ->hrdata-2015-10-13-16-45-26.xml(2015-10-13-16-45-26- it is not current timestamp, we just need to check for the pattern)

We expect the file will have the following structure


Please help us with the UNIX command to be used in shell script to fetch the latest file and also the matching pattern

Last edited by rbatte1; 08-17-2016 at 08:10 AM.. Reason: Corrected CODE tags
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Old 08-17-2016
Which OS and shell version do you use?
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Old 08-17-2016
AIX server version-7100-04-02-1614

shell version-KSH
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Old 08-17-2016
ls hrdata-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-*.xml | tail -1

You can continue/refine the pattern if you really need the EXACT file name structure to be matched.
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