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reading latest file

Posted by tara (tara), 30 March 2004
Hi,
I want to read the contents of a file and copy the latest file into another location.Is it possible to
locate the latest file?

Posted by Custard (Custard), 30 March 2004
Hi,

If you want to find a file in a directory with the most recent time stamp, you could read in the directory listing (See DirHandle) and stat each file & find the most recent timestamp that way.

Have a look at
 perldoc -f stat

I'll see if I can come up with some code if this is really what you want to do and you are still stuck.

Bruce.

Posted by sainusahib (sainusahib), 18 October 2006
Below is the script to find latest file in a folder

$opt_a containg directory name .

$temp=0;
       $d = new DirHandle "$opt_a";
       if (defined $d) {
               while (defined($_ = $d->read))
                {
                       $file=sprintf("%s/%s",$opt_a,$_);

                       $attrs = stat("$file");
                       my $diff = time()-$attrs->mtime;
                       if($temp == 0)
                       {
                       $temp=$diff;
                       $new=$file;
                       }
                       if($_ ne "." && $_ ne ".."){
                               if($diff<$temp  ){
                               $temp=$diff;
                               $new=$_;
                               }
                       }
               }      
       print $new,"\n";
       undef $d;
   }

Regds
Sainudheen



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