Linux HowTo - Automatically Find the Most Recent File in a Directory and Email it Out

On one of our systems we setup mpstat to generate load numbers to a file and email them out every 6 hours.

Some folks want the report every ten minutes, so they can keep a close eye on the system.

So we setup a cron job to run every ten minutes. it needs to find the most recent mpstats log file and email that out.

Here's the code in Linux korn (or bash):

cat `ls -rt $BACKUP_LOG_DIR/*mnpstat*log | tail -1` | mailx -s "XYZ Flash mpstat report" me@foo.bar,you@foo.bar

George