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I have several folders on one server numbered 1-10. Each folder has multiple files. I need to find the latest file with a pattern name for example :

file 1 : NA_UW_CLUSTER_RESULTS_210916.zip file 2 : UW_CLUSTER_RESULTS_210916.zip

I need to select 'file 2' and copy it to another server having multiple corresponding folders numbered 1-10.

So i need to copy latest file (UW_CLUSTER_RESULTS_210916.zip) with matching pattern from 'folder 1' in 'A' server to 'folder 1' in 'B' server.

  • What you did, till now, for the solution – Tejas Sep 21 '16 at 7:07
  • I have found the latest file using the command : ls -1rt UW_CLUSTER_RESULTS* | tail -1 However, i cannot use that as different folders will have different prefix to file names e.g. MH_CLUSTER_RESULTS – Sanket Shevkar Sep 21 '16 at 7:44
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Maybe this is good enough for your use case:

ls -1 -td /dir1/prefix1* /dir2/prefix2* | head -n 1

Or more robust:

find /dir1 /dir2 -type f \( -path "*dir1/prefix1*" -o -path "*dir2/prefix2*" \) -printf '%T@ %p\n' | sort -n | tail -1 | cut -f2- -d" "

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