Solved

mv file from ls command help

Posted on 2010-11-08
2
556 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi guys, can someone give me the shell script code for below:  

1) ls -lr  xyz_*.txt
xyz_2_222.txt
xyz_2_111.txt
xyz_1_333.txt
xyz_1_222.txt

2) mv  xyz_1_222.txt  some_dir   (pick the lowest file from the list)

How do i do the above 2 steps in  a *.sh script, basically how to get the lowest file name of the ls -lr commnand and pass it to the mv command.

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:gagaliya
2 Comments
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
ozo earned 500 total points
ID: 34088811
mv `ls -r  xyz_*.txt|tail -1`  some_dir
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:gagaliya
ID: 34093954
perfect thank you
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to remove superseded packages in windows w60 or w61 installation media (.wim) or online system to prevent unnecessary space. w60 means Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. w61 means Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. There are various …
Active Directory replication delay is the cause to many problems.  Here is a super easy script to force Active Directory replication to all sites with by using an elevated PowerShell command prompt, and a tool to verify your changes.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question