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newest

returns newest file of a set of files

Syntax

k = newest(paths)
k = newest(path1, path2, ..., pathn)

Arguments

k

an integer: the index of the newest file.

paths

a character string vector, paths(i) is the pathname of i-th file.

pathi

a character string, the pathname of i-th file

Description

Given a set of pathnames newest returns the index of the newest one. Non existent files are supposed to be the oldest.

Examples

newest('SCI/modules/graphics/macros/bode.sci','SCI/modules/graphics/macros/bode.bin')
newest(['SCI/modules/graphics/macros/bode.sci','SCI/modules/graphics/macros/bode.bin'])
newest('SCI/modules/graphics/macros/bode.'+['sci','bin'])

See also

  • fileinfo — provide information about some files of any type
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