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Old 09-16-2009
Reading text file and comparing the dates in Kshell

I have a text file in which holidays are listed as YYYYMMDD. Here is the sample data of the file.

20090911
20090912
20090913

I need to read this file and see if the current day is listed in this text file. If today and any of the rows in my text file match, I need to do further processing. I am not sure how to compare the current day with the data from my text file. The code below is not working well as it Prints “today is a holiday”. I know this piece of code is working

(if $(date "+%G%m%d") = ${line_by_line})

Can someone help me with this? Please see my code below.

Thanks.

Pramodini

#!/usr/bin/ksh
. ~/.profile

while read line_by_line

do

if $(date "+%G%m%d") = ${line_by_line}
then
print "Today is not a holiday"
else
print "Today is a holiday"
fi

done < holidays.txt
# 2  
Old 09-16-2009
something like:

Code:
holiday=$(grep "$(date +'%Y%m%d')" holiday_file)
if [ "$holiday" ];then
 echo "today is holiday"
else
 echo "today is working day"
fi

# 3  
Old 09-16-2009
Awesome!!! That works!!!
Thanks Anchal.

Pramodini

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