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Getting latest file from FTP server

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 19, 2002 at 14:21 UTC ( #199182=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

How do I get the latest file that was uploaded in a given directory on an FTP server using NET::FTP. The ls -lt command gives me the listing in opposite chronological order for Unix FTP server and NT FTP server. I also need to get the time of upload. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Getting latest file from FTP server
by krujos (Curate) on Sep 19, 2002 at 15:52 UTC
    You could use ls -lrt (which reverses the list by time updated). Something like
    $tmp = `ls -lrt`; @array = split /\n/,$tmp; print $array[@array-1];
    you could do this cleaner with a regexp even.
    Good Luck
Re: Getting latest file from FTP server
by sch (Pilgrim) on Sep 19, 2002 at 14:23 UTC

    I haven't used the NET::FTP module, but thinking from a purely unix standpoint, would ls -lrt help?

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