How to pick the latest file with date as one among the file name.( not exactly present date.)?


 
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How to pick the latest file with date as one among the file name.( not exactly present date.)?

i have files like

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1)20131112_abc_01.csv and
2)20131113_abc_01.csv and
3)20131113_abc_02.csv


when i try to fetch the file in the next day. it shud pick the third file..

plz help me..

and i use `date +"%Y%m%d"` command to fetch..it fetches the current date...

Last edited by Scott; 11-20-2013 at 09:43 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags
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How about simply using tail -1? Looks like they are correctly sorted.
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but it partially solves..

it is picking up second file, instead of 3rd

---------- Post updated at 08:37 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:52 AM ----------

never mind..

i have used | sort -nr | at the end.

which picked up 3 rd file..

thanks!!
 

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