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# 8  
Old 09-04-2009
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Originally Posted by abovais
If you know the date then just use..

echo "Mar 31 2009" | awk '{print $1 " " $2-1 " " $3}'

or else to print yesterday's date use...

date | awk '{print $3-1 " " $2 " " $6}'
The above solution is not feasible because if one enter the date as "Mar 1 2009" then the result would be "Mar 0 2009".
# 9  
Old 09-04-2009
Hi Everyone,
Can any one please help me to do this. [ changing the string "Mar 30 2009" to unix time]

thanks,
Giri
# 10  
Old 09-04-2009
Ya agreed with Siba's comments. In that case you will need to write a full fledged shell script...
# 11  
Old 09-04-2009
Hi abovais,
Ok i will try writing a script, but i need a help, Please let me know how to convert the string below to unix time.
"Mar 30 2009"

Thanks,
Giri
# 12  
Old 09-25-2009
Unix string? - whats the format that you want? Please, give example.

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