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Re: find the latest created file in a directory

by Tux (Monsignor)
on Apr 24, 2013 at 13:57 UTC ( #1030410=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to find the latest created file in a directory

use the CORE:: prefix:

opendir my $dh, $DIR or die "Error opening $DIR: $!"; my @files = sort { $b->[10] <=> $a->[10] } map {[ $_, CORE::stat "$DIR/$_" ]} grep !m/^\.\.?$/, readdir $dh; closedir $dh; my ($name, @stat) = @{$files[0]};

Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn


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Re^2: find the latest created file in a directory
by Krambambuli (Deacon) on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:59 UTC
    I guess you haven't actually tried your code... :)

    What about
    sort { $b->[1]->[10] <=> $a->[1]->[10] }
    instead of your sort ...?

      Actually, I did:

      $ cat test.pl #!/pro/bin/perl use 5.016; use warnings; my $DIR = "usr"; opendir my $dh, $DIR or die "Error opening $DIR: $!"; my @files = sort { $b->[10] <=> $a->[10] } map {[ $_, CORE::stat "$DIR/$_" ]} grep !m/^\.\.?$/, readdir $dh; closedir $dh; use DP;DDumper $files[0]; $ ls -lrt usr total 16 -rw-rw-rw- 1 merijn users 2588 Jun 18 2004 Honda.gif -rw-rw-rw- 1 merijn users 2388 Feb 20 2007 Honda.png -rw-rw-rw- 1 merijn users 3774 Feb 20 2007 Honda.ico drwxrwxrwx 2 merijn users 4096 Oct 22 2012 terminfo $ perl test.pl [ 'terminfo', 2065, 15481507, 16895, 2, 203, 100, 0, 4096, '1366762203', '1350940900', '1350940900', 4096, 8 ] $ touch usr/new $ perl test.pl [ 'new', 2065, 11278617, 33206, 1, 203, 100, 0, 0, '1366816276', '1366816276', '1366816276', 4096, 0 ] $

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
        Oh... sorry, got it now.

        I forgot that Core::stat returns a list (while File::stat returns a reference to a File::stat object).

        Thanks for clarifying.

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