Get-LatestFiles.ps1

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function Get-LatestFiles {

	<#
	.SYNOPSIS
		Short function to find recently saved files.

	.DESCRIPTION
		Short function that can be used to find/locate recently saved files.

		Searches are performed by passing the parameters to Get-Childitem which will then
		recursively search through your specified file path and then perform a sort to output
		the most recently amended files at the top of the list.

		Outputs inlcude the Directory,Filename and LastWriteTime

	.PARAMETER DaysPast
		Enter the number of days in the past you would like to search.

	.PARAMETER Path
		Enter the file path that you would like to search.

	.PARAMETER Extention
		Select a file extension to select a specific file type.

	.EXAMPLE
		Get-LatestFiles -DaysPast 7 -Path 'C:\GitRepos\AdminToolkit\PowerShell' -FileType *.*

		Recursively scans the folder 'C:\GitRepos\AdminToolkit\PowerShell' looking for all files that have been
		amended in the last 7 days

	.OUTPUTS
		Directory                                  Name                LastWriteTime
		---------                                  ----                -------------
		C:\GitRepos\AdminToolkit\PowerShell\CmdLet Get-LatestFiles.ps1 02/02/2018 15:30:35

	.NOTES
		Author:     Luke Leigh
		Website:    https://admintoolkit.lukeleigh.com/
		LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeleigh/
		GitHub:     https://github.com/BanterBoy/
		GitHubGist: https://gist.github.com/BanterBoy

	.INPUTS
		DaysPast [int]
		Path [string]
		FileType [string]

	.LINK
		https://github.com/BanterBoy/adminToolkit/wiki
	#>

	[CmdletBinding(DefaultParameterSetName = 'Default',
		SupportsShouldProcess = $true)]
	[OutputType([String], ParameterSetName = 'Default')]
	param
	(
		[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'Default',
			Mandatory = $false,
			Position = 3,
			HelpMessage = 'Please enter the number of days.')]
		[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
		[Alias('Days')]
		[int32]$DaysPast = 1,

		[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'Default',
			Mandatory = $false,
			ValueFromPipeline = $true,
			ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $true,
			Position = 1,
			HelpMessage = 'Please enter search file path.')]
		[ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
		[string]$Path = 'C:\GitRepos\',

		[Parameter(ParameterSetName = 'Default',
			Mandatory = $false,
			Position = 2,
			HelpMessage = 'Please enter file extension.')]
		[ValidateSet('*.AIFF', '*.AIF', '*.AU', '*.AVI', '*.BAT', '*.BMP', '*.CHM', '*.CLASS', '*.CONFIG', '*.CSS', '*.CSV', '*.CVS', '*.DBF', '*.DIF', '*.DOC', '*.DOCX', '*.DLL', '*.DOTX', '*.EPS', '*.EXE', '*.FM3', '*.GIF', '*.HQX', '*.HTM', '*.HTML', '*.ICO', '*.INF', '*.INI', '*.JAVA', '*.JPG', '*.JPEG', '*.JSON', '*.LOG', '*.MD', '*.MP4', '*.MAC', '*.MAP', '*.MDB', '*.MID', '*.MIDI', '*.MOV', '*.QT', '*.MTB', '*.MTW', '*.PDB', '*.PDF', '*.P65', '*.PNG', '*.PPT', '*.PPTX', '*.PSD', '*.PSP', '*.PS1', '*.PSD1', '*.PSM1', '*.QXD', '*.RA', '*.RTF', '*.SIT', '*.SVG', '*.TAR', '*.TIF', '*.T65', '*.TXT', '*.VBS', '*.VSDX', '*.WAV', '*.WK3', '*.WKS', '*.WPD', '*.WP5', '*.XLS', '*.XLSX', '*.XML', '*.YML', '*.ZIP', '*.*') ]
		[Alias('Ext')]
		[string]$Extention = '*.*'
	)

	BEGIN { }

	PROCESS {

		if ($PSCmdlet.ShouldProcess("Target", "Operation")) {

			$Start = (Get-Date).AddDays(-$DaysPast)
			$Files = Get-ChildItem -Path $Path -Filter $Extention -Recurse | Where-Object { $_.LastWriteTime -ge $Start }
			foreach ($File in $Files) {
				$FileInfo = Select-Object -InputObject $File -Property Directory, Name, LastWriteTime
				try {
					$properties = @{
						Name          = $FileInfo.Name
						Directory     = $FileInfo.Directory
						LastWriteTime = $FileInfo.LastWriteTime
					}
				}
				catch {
					$properties = @{
						Name          = $FileInfo.Name
						Directory     = $FileInfo.Directory
						LastWriteTime = $FileInfo.LastWriteTime
					}
				}
				finally {
					$obj = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property $properties
					Write-Output $obj
				}
			}
		}
	}

	END { }
}

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