UNIX command to get the latest file and also matching pattern


 
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Old 08-17-2016
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

Code:
 
 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

Code:
hrdata-yyyy-mm-dd-hh-mm-ss.xml

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
Try
Code:
ls hrdata-[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-[0-9][0-9]-*.xml | tail -1
hrdata-2015-10-13-16-45-27.xml

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