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Date format conversion

i have to check the file whether it is created today. here is the
ls -l

-rw-r----- 20000 50000 130 Dec 12 10:21 file.txt

im able to check if file is created today or not if the timestamp is in 2014-12-12 format by comparing $(date +Y-%m-%d)
but stuckup as it is of format
Dec 12

please help in this case.
# 2  

Since you haven't mentioned your os, could you please try following command let us know if this helps.

stat filename

EDIT: Following command may help you to get the complete time format as you require.
ls -ltr --time-style="full-iso"
ls -ltr --time-style="long-iso"

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Last edited by RavinderSingh13; 12-12-2014 at 04:51 AM.. Reason: Added one more solution for same
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# 3  
Thanks for the reply.
would like to know is there anyway in unix, Dec 11 format can be converted 2014-12-11 format ???
# 4  

Not sure if you have tried command which I have given in post#2, it will give following output as per your requirement.
Kindly let me know if you have tried that command and it doesn't meet your requirement.
ls -ltr --time-style="long-iso"
-rw-r--r-- 1 singh4     singh4       33 2014-12-12 03:59 test1
drwxrwxr-x 2 singh4     singh4  240 2014-12-12 03:59 test2
drwxr-xr-x 2 singh4     singh4  160 2014-12-12 03:59 test3

R. Singh
# 5  
actually im checking the timestamp of the file in SFTP server. During sftp, im writing the o/p to a text file. from the text file, im trying to check the file timestamp.
ls -ltr --time-style="long-iso" command is not working in sftp server.

# 6  
Using GNU date:
$ date --date="Dec 11" +"%Y-%m-%d"

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Sorry for confusion, as you have mentioned as you need the time format in ls command so only I tried to give that solution, you can convert it by following command but not tested though during sftp, give a try and let us know if that helps.
date -d"Dec 11" +"%Y-%m-%d"
date -d"Dec 11" +"%Y/%m/%d"

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