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Replace "-nt" with "-ot" for oldest.
shopt -s dotglob
first to include dotfiles.
Works recusivley in the specified dir or '.' if none given.
Repeatedly calls 'find' to find a newer file, when no newer files exist you have the newest.
In this case 'newest' means most recently modified. To find the most recently created change -newer to -cnewer.
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