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look for dates in a file not the last wrtten

Posted on 2016-09-20
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i need it to  look for the date on the file instead of the last written file..

here is a example of a file that it will serach for:
file naming convention yyyy_mm_dd.html (ex. "2016_09_16.html")
file naming convention logfile_yyyy_mm_dd.html (ex. "logfile_2016_09_14.html")

Code:
$att1 = Get-ChildItem E:\Extranet\batchProcess\logs -Filter *.html | Sort-Object -Property LastWriteTime -Descending | Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty FullName
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If you want to sort the files based on the date on file name.. Try..
Get-ChildItem E:\Extranet\batchProcess\logs -Filter *.html |?{$_.Name -match "(\d{4})_(\d{2})_(\d{2})"} | Select FullName,LastWriteTime,@{N="FileTime";E={[datetime]"$($Matches[2])/$($Matches[3])/$($Matches[1])"}} | Sort FileTime -Descending  | Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty FullName

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Get-ChildItem E:\Extranet\batchProcess\logs -Filter *.html |?{$_.Name -match "(\d{4})_(\d{2})_(\d{2})"} | Select FullName,LastWriteTime,@{N="FileTime";E={[datetime]($Matches[0] -replace "_","/")}} | Sort FileTime -Descending  | Select-Object -First 1 -ExpandProperty FullName

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worked like a charm thanks
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