[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Modify mythweb flash streaming for an in progress recording (Formula 1)

Ian Clark mrrooster at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 08:39:58 UTC 2011

On 7 April 2011 16:14, Raymond Norton <admin at lctn.org> wrote:
> Is there a variable that can be used in the tail command to always play
> the newest file name? also, is there a way to trigger a livetv mpg file
> without launching a frontend?
If you want to get the newest, say .mpg file in a directory you can do:

ls -1tr | grep -i ".mpg$" | tail -1

which you can enclose in backticks, so you could do:-

tail -f +1 `ls -1tr | grep -i ".mpg$" | tail -1`

which will tail and follow the newest .mpg file in the current
directory from the start. (The +1 means start at the beginning.)



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