get newest file in current directory

ls -t1 | head -n1

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By: altern
2011-05-27 09:49:30

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ls -lart would probably be easier and it does not require creation of additional shells.
shardservant · 368 weeks and 4 days ago
Yes, but his way doesn't fill your screen with all the files you're not interested in.
splante · 368 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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