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Date:      Tue, 24 Aug 2004 17:15:10 -0600
From:      Nathan Kinkade <nkinkade@ub.edu.bz>
To:        Joachim Dagerot <freebsd@dagerot.nu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Bash programming, copy only onefile?
Message-ID:  <20040824231510.GS3767@gentoo-npk.bmp.ub>
In-Reply-To: <200408242216.i7OMGIp05050@thunder.trej.net>
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2004 at 12:16:17AM +0200, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> A quiz easy to write, hard to answer?
>=20
> In bash, how can I write a command that moves the oldest file in a
> directory to a new direction?

Here is one possible way, certainly there are many others:

# ls -t /path/to/dir | tail -n 1 | xargs -i{} cp {} /path/to/location

Nathan
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