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Old 04-16-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Help with BASH Commands

I am wanting to get the system date and pass it into a variable to use in other places in the script.

I have been able to set the variable name and pass text into it, but not the information returned by the date command.

Can anyone help me with this?

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might help
Old 04-16-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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You can format the date command to return strings in various formats.
for example:
> TODAY=`date +%d%m`
> echo $TODAY
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Thank you very much, it worked.


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