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Old 10-10-2006
Removing the oldest file in a directory

Hi all,

I need your assistance in removing the oldest file in a directory.

I posted the same thread 3 days back and I got the following answer

Code:
ls -1 -t | tail -1 | xargs rm

which is not covering the case when there are directories older than the oldest file.

So, could you please provide an option so that the above command will exclude the directories in the search.

Thanks in advance for your help

Pavan
# 2  
Old 10-10-2006
try this
Code:
ls -1 -lt | awk ' /^-/ { print $9}' | tail -1 | xargs rm

# 3  
Old 10-10-2006
Thanks a lot anbu23 for your help!!

Regards

Pavan
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