Getting the last [x] number of labels from clearcase

I kept wanting to do this several times in the past and never got around to doing it. Yesterday I really needed to have this functionality for a autodeploy tool I am creating. I am using PHP and want to get the last 10 labels from clearcase.

Below is how I accomplished it.
cleartool lstype -kind lbtype -invob vob:/vobtag -fmt ‘%Nd\t%n\n’ | sort |tail -10 | awk ‘{print $2}’

vobtag is the vob you want to get the labels against.

By making cleartool format the output with the date in a sortable format and separate the values with a tab you can use awk to grab the last value (the label) and output.

Keep in mind that this solution is for Unix/Linux enironment.

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