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date function

hi,

I have to ftp previous days file from a directory to another location. The name of the files are like "xxx20060225" (yyyymmdd format)
"xxx20060226"

ls -lrt xxx*| tail -2| head -1 will give me the file, but if i could get anything related to the "date" function to get that previous days filename, it would have been great.



thanx,

abey
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many times you would have come across forum members specifying datecalc.
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hi,


thanx....

abey
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