Copy the most recent wav file from /media/ to the current folder

cp $(find /media/ -type f -name "*.wav" -printf "%T@ %h/%f\n" | sort | tail -1 | awk '{ print $2 }') .
Watch out if you have several USB drives plugged in: it scans the whole /media/ folder !!! You can replace /media/ by the path of a specific USB drive (something like /media/F77A-530B/) I use a sound recorder and I want to plug the recorder and grab the most recent sound. That's what this command does. Use mv instead of cp to move instead of copy. Change *.wav to the required file type.

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By: hamoid
2012-06-01 12:45:43

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