How to cut the name ?

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# 8  
Old 11-08-2007
Hmmm Smilie
This is faster Smilie


set *;echo ${${(n)@}[-1]}(:r)

this one shorter:


echo ${${(n)$(ls)}[-1]}(:r)


echo ${"$(ls|sort -rn)"%%.*}

But those will fail in too many cases ... Smilie

With other shells if you like slow solutions:

v=$(ls|sort -rn) echo ${v%%.*}

Last edited by radoulov; 11-08-2007 at 08:19 PM..
# 9  
Old 11-09-2007
Here's another way to do it! Smilie

lakris@ubuntu:~/projekt/scripts/numberfiles$ ls
1234.txt 234.txt 345.txt 456.txt 586.txt 678.txt
lakris@ubuntu:~/projekt/scripts/numberfiles$ basename $(ls|sort -n|tail -1) .txt
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