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Functions

Show the single most recently modified file in a directory

Terminal - Show the single most recently modified file in a directory
lastfile () { find ${1:-.} -maxdepth 1 -type f -printf "%T+ %p\n" | sort -n | tail -n1 | sed 's/[^[:space:]]\+ //'; }
2011-10-17 16:08:02
User: bartonski
Functions: find sed sort tail
-4
Show the single most recently modified file in a directory

Takes a directory name as an argument (defaults to current directory if no arguments are given). Prints the newest file in the directory.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
ls -ltp | sed '1 d' | head -n1
2011-10-17 16:21:15
Functions: head ls sed
-2

wrap it in a function if you like...

lastfile () { ls -ltp | sed '1 d' | head -n1 }
ls -lFart |tail -n1
2011-10-17 19:49:14
User: jambino
Functions: ls tail
Tags: tail pipe ls
-2

List all files in a directory in reverse order by modified timestamp. When piped through tail the user will see the most recent file name.

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