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Selecting the newest file using ANT

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How would I go about using ANT to select the last file in a directory?
I have a separate script that's saving a file into a directory at the same time every day with a (DD-MM-YYYY) format.

And I'd like to select the newest file automatically (either by name or the date that it was last modified.
I have a file structure similar to this.
-------- Data
--- 20-08-2017.txt
--- 21-08-2017.txt
--- 22-08-2017.txt

I'm currently using this to select (and copy) a file manually:

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