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Old 11-06-2008, 12:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to search for a file that has the date in the filename nomenclature


Hi all,

I am new to unix/linux. I am seeking your assistance on know how to do a search for a file that has the date in the filename. The date obviously changes. Any help is greatly appreciated.

DYYMMDD.CUSA

I am lost :/
 
Old 11-06-2008, 01:38 AM   #2
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I would recommend the following:
find / -name DYYMMDD.CUSA 2>/dev/null

So if you were looking for a file with a date of Nov 6th 2008 you would do:

find / -name D081106.CUSE 2>/dev/null

Last edited by centos82; 11-06-2008 at 01:39 AM.
 
Old 11-06-2008, 10:42 AM   #3
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Might try locate:
Code:
$ locate 101107
/home/john/e_configs101107.tar.gz
/home/fred/e_configs101107.tar.gz
/etc/skel/e_configs101107.tar.gz
of course you have to know the date and format of the date in the filename.
 
Old 11-06-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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Thank you for your reply centos62. However, the filename changes as the date changes.


Quote:
Originally Posted by centos82 View Post
I would recommend the following:
find / -name DYYMMDD.CUSA 2>/dev/null

So if you were looking for a file with a date of Nov 6th 2008 you would do:

find / -name D081106.CUSE 2>/dev/null
 
Old 11-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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Code:
find / -name D[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].CUSA
should do the trick?

Cheers,
Tink


P.S.: Please use proper quoting. TOFU sucks.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 12:00 AM   #6
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I apologize if I didn't explain myself properly. I need to have a script in place to automatically download a file that has the previous day date in the filename. I am sorry for the confusion that I generated.

DYYMMDD.CUSA

Thanks to everybody
 
Old 11-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #7
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I don't think your requirments have been fully stated yet. Will you always be downloading yesterdays file? Will the file always be located in the same directory?

If you provide some sort of pseudo code, then I'm sure someone here could provide the actual script code.
 
Old 11-07-2008, 01:26 AM   #8
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find / -name D`date --date="1 days ago" +%y%m%d`.CUSA

you can replace find with wget, scp

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