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Old 11-28-2006, 07:33 AM   #1
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date variable

sir in linux here any date variable they show current system date....

i want to create one shell variable and use exp file..

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Old 11-28-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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although maybe I've misinterpreted your question...
Old 11-28-2006, 08:48 AM   #3
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You can set a variable with the result of running the date command, and then use that as a filename, if that's what you want, like this:
myfilename="fileame_with_date_$(date +%Y%m%d)_in_the_middle"
echo "This will end up in my file" > "$myfilename"
The +%Y%m%d argument to the date command tells it to return the results in YYYYMMDD format, which is my preference for a well formatted date (it's a very good format because lexical sort order is the same as chronological sort order!).


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