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# 1  
Old 10-21-2009
AIX file read for file name script

Hi al,

Im trying to write something to read a date file and append each date to my file output name.

Datefile:
Code:
20091001
20091015

Final output file I would like is:
Code:
DATA_20091001_20091015.xls

The script Im trying, but not working, is
Code:
n=`wc -l < dates_yymmdd.txt`
i=1
while [ "$i" -le "$n" ]
do
line=`cat dates_yymmdd.txt | head -$i | tail -1`
echo $line
datevariable$i=$line
i=`expr $i + 1`

done

cp DATA.xls DATA_`echo $datevariable1`_`echo $datevariable2`.xls

# 2  
Old 10-21-2009
Code:
while read DATE1; do
  read DATE2
  cp DATA.xls DATA_${DATE1}_$DATE2.xls
done < dates_yymmdd.txt

This is a bit over-complicated if you only have two dates in you input file. It's not clear from your question how many dates you have or how many files you want to copy.
# 3  
Old 10-21-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottn
Code:
while read DATE1; do
  read DATE2
  cp DATA.xls DATA_${DATE1}_$DATE2.xls
done < dates_yymmdd.txt

This is a bit over-complicated if you only have two dates in you input file. It's not clear from your question how many dates you have or how many files you want to copy.
Thank you sir, that worked. I'm always making things over complicated Smilie

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