Problem to get yesterday's date flatfile with shell script

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Old 10-05-2009
Problem to get yesterday's date flatfile with shell script

hi, i was required to write a shell script to get yesterday's date flatfile. but i only know how to get today's date flatfile. Please observed my below scripting: Please help! Thanks

DATE=`date '+%Y%m%d'`
quote USER $USER
lcd $LDIR
exit 0


Last edited by Franklin52; 10-05-2009 at 05:24 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
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Old 10-05-2009
do you have GNU date??
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Old 10-05-2009
Hi, sorry i'm not familiar with shell script, do i need to install it?
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Old 10-05-2009
To get yesterday date with date:

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

in your script try:

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

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Old 10-05-2009

try using below code.

Ydate=`date '+%y:%m:%d' | awk -F":" '{printf"20%2d%2d%2d\n",$1,$2,($3-1)}' | sed 's/ /0/g'`

Last edited by Franklin52; 10-05-2009 at 05:25 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
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Old 10-05-2009
Originally Posted by sandeep909
Ydate=`date '+%y:%m:%d' | awk -F":" '{printf"20%2d%2d%2d\n",$1,$2,($3-1)}' | sed 's/ /0/g'`

On the first day of the month it will return 00
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Old 10-05-2009
Hi Phil,

i had tried your script, however it failed with date error

---------- Post updated at 04:41 PM ---------- Previous update was at 04:35 PM ----------

Hi Sandeep909,

I tried your script, it works well, i managed to mget yesterday's date flatfile.
But is there any exception like On the first day of the month it will return 00
Thanks Bro!
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