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Old 12-12-2007
File search variables

I have a remote server that generates files with name format:
Daily_Generated_File_11-14-07.txt.

The file name remains the same regardless, but the date portion at the end of the name will change (mm-dd-yy). Can someone supply a script that will search for files with the latest date based on the file name?
# 2  
Old 12-12-2007
How will the code get the list of files to search?

Could you not just start at today and work backwards?
# 3  
Old 12-12-2007
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Originally Posted by porter
How will the code get the list of files to search?

Could you not just start at today and work backwards?

No this is something new, so it will search for files today going forward.
# 4  
Old 12-12-2007
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Originally Posted by bbbngowc
No this is something new, so it will search for files today going forward.
So, today, you have files with tomorrow's date?

How does this code get the list of files?
# 5  
Old 12-12-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by porter
So, today, you have files with tomorrow's date?

How does this code get the list of files?
Huh? I think you miss understood.

I need the script to look in a remote directory for today's files. I came up with this and it works, but now how to I get this to run on a remote FTP Server Smilie

FILENAME="Daily_Generated_File_$(date +%m-%d-%y).txt"
find . -type f -name $FILENAME
# 6  
Old 12-12-2007
Okay, it's FTP then.

I suggest you first use FTP to get a listing then enumerate through that listing and decide which is the latest.

Then when you know the name, use get to download it.

Whether you use two ftp sessions or one depends on how fancy you want to do your coding.
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Old 12-13-2007
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Originally Posted by porter
Okay, it's FTP then.

I suggest you first use FTP to get a listing then enumerate through that listing and decide which is the latest.

Then when you know the name, use get to download it.

Whether you use two ftp sessions or one depends on how fancy you want to do your coding.
Sounds about right.

Now, if only someone would be so gracious as to get me started on this .. Smilie

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