Shell script function

Posted on 2015-02-12
Last Modified: 2015-02-16

I use the below function to get the product name in the log.

prod_log {
DATE=$(date +%Y-%m-%d);
product=$(head -1 /home/magento/import*.csv 2>/dev/null) || product=Dummy;
echo $DATE $product

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This works fine when i receive one import.csv file , and if no import.csv file found i add Dummy to the variable product.

Now i  receive more than 1 import file , eg. import1.csv , import2.csv . At this situation how can i change my function so it reads the latest import file and get the product name.

Question by:magento
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ID: 40607174

file=$(ls -t import*.csv 2>/dev/null| head -1)

if [[ -z $file ]]
   product=$(head -1 $file)

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product=$(echo Dummy | cat  $(ls -t import*.csv) | head -1)

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