this is my first post, so go gently :)
I'm creating an AppleScript which runs bash commands to select and delete the most recently modified file within a specified group of folders. The file name will be different each time.
I've seen how to delete a file with special characters, when you know the actual file name, but in my case the file name is discovered by ls. Sadly when I got to delete the file using rm, it's all messed up and can't ID the file due to having question marks and spaces in it's name. Is there a way to add quotes onto the outside of a variable, so that it can be address correctly? Or is there a better way. I can't even work out how to rename the file. Also, I only want to change/delete that one file, I can't rename all of the files in the folder.
Here is an example of one of the file names. ?+61 434 570 460? on 2016-12-22 at 15.01.27.ichat
And here is the code that I'm trying to get working; rm -fr $(ls -t | head -n1)
Thanks for your input folks :)