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Hi, I have a folder where new builds are copied everyday. Now my task is "HOW TO FIND THE LATEST FILE in that folder?" Help!


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Andreik

Hi, I have a folder where new builds are copied everyday. Now my task is "HOW TO FIND THE LATEST FILE in that folder?" Help!

You need _FileListToArray() and FileGetTime(). Exists another examples on forum, try to search.


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monoceres

Since the function is pretty easy to write, I made it for you.

#include <File.au3>

MsgBox(0, "", _FindLatest(@ScriptDir))

Func _FindLatest($dir)
    Local $latest[2]
    $files = _FileListToArray($dir, "*", 1)
    For $i = 1 To UBound($files) - 1
        If FileGetTime($files[$i], 1, 1) > $latest[0] Or $i = 1 Then
            $latest[0] = FileGetTime($files[$i], 1, 1)
            $latest[1] = $i
        EndIf
    Next
    Return $files[$latest[1]]
EndFunc  ;==>_FindLatest

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zvvyt

#include <File.au3>

MsgBox(0, "", _FindLatest(@ScriptDir))

Func _FindLatest($dir)
    Local $latest[2]
    $files = _FileListToArray($dir, "*", 1)
    For $i = 1 To UBound($files) - 1
        If FileGetTime($files[$i], 1, 1) > $latest[0] Or $i = 1 Then
            $latest[0] = FileGetTime($files[$i], 1, 1)
            $latest[1] = $i
        EndIf
    Next
    Return $files[$latest[1]]
EndFunc  ;==>_FindLatest

Your code saved me some time, but I'm having a bit of a problem with it...:

When I run the script from inside the folder I want to check this works like a charm, but once I add the exact same code into a script lying somewhere else and (ofc) changes the specified dir to a dir variable, the scrips just over and over gives me the same folder name! Even when I'm creating new folders into that same folder it will only give me the name of the (now) oldest folder and not the latest one.

So in short: Code works when run from a script inside the folder to check, but not when used from a script in a distant folder (and yes, the @ScriptDir has been replaced with a variable for the dir path).

Does anyone have an answer to this? ;)

Best regards,

zvvyt

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Melba23

zvvyt,

I imagine that you need to add the full path to the filename when using FileGetTime so that it knows where to look. :)

FileGetTime($dir & "" & $files[$i], 1, 1)

Am I right? ;)

M23


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zvvyt

Shit .. I totally forgot about that! >__<'

You really eased my headache!

Once again, thanks a lot M23! ^__^

Best regards,

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aisha
On 6/16/2012 at 7:30 AM, Melba23 said:

zvvyt,

 

I imagine that you need to add the full path to the filename when using FileGetTime so that it knows where to look. :)

 

FileGetTime($dir & "" & $files[$i], 1, 1)

Am I right? ;)

 

M23

What is the $files variable doing? What should we initialize it to? How does the FileGetTime work?

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aisha

What is $files variable doing? What should we initialize it to? How does _FileListToArray work here? Confused. Kindly help.

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careca
$files

Is the array for the file list

$files[0]

will be the total quantity of files

$files[1]

the first file, and so on only instead of numbers you have another variable that will increase in number so..there you go, loop though all files.


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