Topic "possible to get just the last line of an ls?"

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larsonp
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A server I connect to seems to be blocking my ability to run arbitrary commands via scp. I can only run commands that winscp has built in.

Is it possible to run an ls on the current directory, but only return the last line?

What I used to do was to call a remote command that copied the file to a standard place, and then run a command to download it.
here's the idea.
Code:

call cp -p `ls /path/to/file/namewithdate*.TXT|tail -1` /other/path/ID_namewithdate.txt
get -preservetime /other/path/ID_namewithdate.txt c:\NewFilename.txt


But, since I can't run "CALL" anymore, I'm sorta stuck.
I can still "ls," but I can't get winscp to parse the returned stuff to get last line of the directory listing.
Any ideas OTHER than work with the owners of the server?
martin
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See this example script for similar task.
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