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Command to get first line [message #214957] Thu, 18 January 2007 14:09 Go to next message
mchittib
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Registered: September 2005
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Hi there,

I am using ksh. If I have a command ls -t , how can i display only the first filename of the list.

Your help is appreciated.

Thanks,
mchittib.

Re: Command to get first line [message #214960 is a reply to message #214957] Thu, 18 January 2007 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mchittib
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Registered: September 2005
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got it.

ls -t | head -1


Thanks.
Re: Command to get first line [message #215298 is a reply to message #214960] Sat, 20 January 2007 13:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tarundua
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Registered: June 2005
Location: India
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or

ls -rt|tail -1

Wink
Re: Command to get first line [message #215311 is a reply to message #215298] Sat, 20 January 2007 19:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rleishman
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Registered: October 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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or..

ls -t | awk 'NR==1'

c'mon people, how many can we get. I still want to see solutions for sed, perl, and - if its possible - find
Re: Command to get first line [message #215314 is a reply to message #215311] Sun, 21 January 2007 00:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ebrian
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Registered: April 2006
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I'll fulfill the sed version:

ls -t | sed -n '1p'
Re: Command to get first line [message #215400 is a reply to message #214957] Mon, 22 January 2007 02:30 Go to previous message
tahpush
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Registered: August 2006
Location: Stockholm/Sweden
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One of the many "find"

find . -ls|tail -1
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