How to open a latest file in a sub directory in linux?

by alyson_bogan , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to open a latest file in a sub directory in linux?

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by monroe.bahringer , 7 months ago

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by emerald.wunsch , 2 months ago

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To open the latest file in a subdirectory in Linux, you can use the following command:

  1. First, navigate to the subdirectory where you want to find and open the latest file. You can use the cd command to change directories, for example: cd path/to/subdirectory
  2. Next, you can use the ls command with the -t flag to list files in the subdirectory sorted by modification time, and then use head to display only the latest file: ls -t | head -n 1
  3. Finally, you can open the latest file using a text editor or another appropriate application. For example, to open the latest file using a text editor like nano, you can use: nano $(ls -t | head -n 1)


This command will open the latest file in the subdirectory using the nano text editor. You can replace nano with any other text editor like vim, gedit, or emacs depending on your preference.