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ls -t1 | head -n 1 will give me the latest updated file so I want to tail that latest updated file in shell. How do I do that?

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One possible solution is to open a subshell for the command you want to run and add the result of the command as the parameter of tail:

tail "$(ls -t1 | head -n 1)"

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