Query regarding date field in shell script

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Old 10-03-2009
Query regarding date field in shell script


I wrote a simple shell script which accepts the input value yearmonth in the format YYYYMM and displays the date as YYYY-MM-DD.Day will be 01 always.Please find the code below

export yearmonth_date=$1
print_usage() {
   echo "usage: ${0##*/} <yearmonth_date> \n" \
               "      yearmonth_date        a yearmonth_date value in the format  YYYYMM" 1>&2
   exit 1
# check for valid parameters
if [[ $# -eq 1 ]]; then
     yearmonth_date =$1
year=$(echo "$yearmonth_date" | cut -c1-4)
month=$(echo "$yearmonth_date" | cut -c5-6)
echo $curr_month_date

Now when I execute I am getting the below mentioned error
>ksh get_curr_date.ksh 200904
get_rcurr_date.ksh[11]: yearmonth_date:  not found.

Can anybody help me to resolve this error.?


Last edited by Franklin52; 10-03-2009 at 11:03 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!!
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Old 10-03-2009
You have a space before =

yearmonth_date =$1

Remove it.

Please use code tags in future, it makes things easier for everyone.

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