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Old 01-21-2009, 05:30 AM   #1
opi045
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Date wise Folder name


Hi,

I am a newbie to Linux. I am using RH Enterprise edition.

I am writing a Script which will create folder everyday with the date as the folder name. For example: 20090120 or 20090119 etc. And then I will save some file in that folder, Zipped that folder and then mailed that zipped folder to some receipt's.

But every time I create a folder there is some garbage at the end of the folder name. For example: 20010120? or 20090120??. So when I try to enter or zip that folder it is giving error such as ...... No File Found / No such Folder....etc. So I am not able to work with that created folder or neither I can enter that folder.

Another this is that when I run the mkdir command from command prompt it is working fine. only problem is running mkdir cmd from Script.

my script is like that.......

**********************
Date=`date +%F -d '-1 day'`
mkdir /root/xyz/$Date
**********************

Can any body tell me what to do..........


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Adnan
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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It works fine for me at the bash command line:
Code:
tred@vaio:~$ Date=`date +%F -d '-1 day'`
tred@vaio:~$ echo $Date
2009-01-20
tred@vaio:~$ mkdir ~/test/$Date
tred@vaio:~$ ls test
2009-01-20
tred@vaio:~$
If you are writing a script, what editor did you use to write the script on? If it was a windows editor, try writing it using a linux editor (and do NOT just copy&paste !).

Reason: linux and windows use different end-of-line markers.

Read up on dos2unix and unix2dos

Don't forget that most linux scripts should start with the line
Code:
#!/bin/bash
so you know you'll be using the bash shell to interpret the script..

Last edited by tredegar; 01-21-2009 at 01:15 PM.
 
  


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