Problem to get yesterday's date flatfile with shell script

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Old 10-05-2009
Originally Posted by lifeseries
Hi Phil,
i had tried your script, however it failed with date error
what does your system give you when you type:

date --date="yesterday" '+%Y%m%d'

DATE=$(date -d yesterday +"%Y%m%d")
echo $DATE


the command

GNU at least on 6.9 works with the --date switch
it might help if you give us the result of:
man date | grep GNU

Last edited by Phil_FL; 10-05-2009 at 05:48 AM..
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Old 10-05-2009

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# 10  
Old 10-05-2009
i got this error when trying date --date="yesterday" '+%Y%m%d':

date: illegal option -- date=yesterday
usage: date [-u] mmddHHMM[[cc]yy][.SS]
date [-u] [+format]
date -a [-]sss[.fff]
# 11  
Old 10-06-2009
hi lifeseries,

how current date displays when you type date command.

you can use TZ..
# 12  
Old 10-06-2009
Hi Sandeep,

my current date display is "Tue Oct 6 11:21:12 MYT 2009"

sorry i'm not familiar with TZ, can you guide me on how to code it?
# 13  
Old 10-06-2009

so now you can use as below code...

YDAY=`TZ=MYT+16 date '+%y%m%d%'`

Last edited by sandeep909; 10-06-2009 at 01:03 AM.. Reason: consider TZ as GMT
# 14  
Old 10-06-2009
Hi Sandeep,

appreciate if you can explain what is the meaning of TZ=MYT+16?
will it permits overriding the default time zone? i just scare it override default time zone, thanks.

Also i'm running this script everyday through cronjob, will it be any issue?
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