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I have a path in unix /aaa/trial/<xxx>.

means it has

/aaa/trial/123
/aaa/trial/124
/aaa/trial/125

<xxx> is a folder which will change for each extract produced and it is an increasing integer number.

I want to find the recent xxx folder

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How are you looking at the unix files from windows? FTP (from tags)? – parkydr Jul 4 '13 at 10:18
    
"Most recent" or "highest number"? – RJFalconer Jul 31 '14 at 14:40

You should be able to ls | sort | tail -1.

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I need to get the folder name from the windows machine – karthika Jul 4 '13 at 10:11
    
Ask Cygwin to be installed. Nowadays installs itself very easily, quick and straightforward. Leverage Microsoft OS! – uprego Jul 4 '13 at 10:16

DIR /OG /O-D /B - the most recent folder will be listed first.

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