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Old 05-23-2008
Java copying the latest file


I have a problem.

I have some text files in a folder. The names can be like:


The date format appended is like yyyymmdd and timestamp.

What i need is i have to copy the latest file every day i.e. which has the latestdate appended to the file name to a different folder.

Can any one tell a shell script for this?

Thanks in advance....
# 2  
Old 05-23-2008
If that folder only contains those files then you can simply use,

cp `ls -lrt|tail -1|awk '{print $9}'` <absolute path name of the folder>

It has limitations, but has got simplicity.

# 3  
Old 05-23-2008
Java copying the latest file

No this folder contains other files apart from these files also.
Can you please send me the script for this.

# 4  
Old 05-23-2008
Originally Posted by rana_d
If that folder only contains those files then you can simply use,

cp `ls -lrt|tail -1|awk '{print $9}'` <absolute path name of the folder>

It has limitations, but has got simplicity.

today=" $(date '+%b %d') 
for file in $dir
if [[ ! -r $file || $(ls -ltr $file 2>/dev/null) = *$today* ]]; then
echo "File is today's file leave it"
echo "process something else"

# 5  
Old 05-23-2008
the follwoing would work fine then,

cp `ls -lrt emp_*.dat|tail -1|awk '{print $9}'` <absolute path name of the folder>
# 6  
Old 05-23-2008
cp `ls emp_*.dat | sort | tail -1` newfile

# 7  
Old 05-23-2008
Java copying latest file

I tried using the cmd but it throws me the following error

ksh: awk{print $9}: not found
Usage: cp [-f|-i] [-p] [-S] [-e warn|force|ignore] source_file target_file
cp [-f|-i] [-p] [-S] [-e warn|force|ignore] source_file ... target_directory
cp [-f|-i] [-p] [-S] -R|-r [-e warn|force|ignore] source_directory ... target_directory


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