hey all -
trying to use Dir to grab only the newest (sorted by creation date) filename in a directory that is fairly constantly being updated with new files…
the only way I can think of doing it is:
- to take the string output of Dir,
- save it in a S+H,
- update the Dir again and somehow SUBTRACT the earlier version saved in the S+H from Dir output spread…
the resulting string will be the new file!
how do you do that subtraction?
or is there a better way?
thanks guys 8D
I think ModificationDate (File) should help.
Hmmm, I’m not sure how to sort the output of Dir using the data from ModificationDate. What node should I be using?
(The Sort node can arrange the ModificationDate data by numerical value, and I can use CDR to get the greatest value, but how do I use THAT data to figure out which slice from DIR to grab?)
you can use CDR also on the Former Slice-pin of the Sort and use GetSlice on the Dir
little patch from newb to newb. greets
find_new_file.v4p (4.8 kB)