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# 1  
Old 04-01-2008
date manipulation

HI,
I'm comparing my file date with the system date and if both the dates are equal I'm doing some operation. I use two variables for these two dates. I use the following command in my query. if [ $cd=$fdate]....
But here the current date $cd shows 01 and filedate $fdate shows 1. The file is created on 1 of the month. Because of this the condition is not matching and goes to else part of my pgm. Why it is showing filedate as 1 while listing? How to manipulate this? Kindly let me know.

Thanks in advance.

pstanand
# 2  
Old 04-01-2008
How are you getting the date of the file i.e. filedate?
# 3  
Old 04-01-2008
Date manipulation

I'm using the following command to get the file date.
fdate=`ls -l filename|awk -F" " '{print $7}'
echo $fdate


Regards
pstanand
# 4  
Old 04-03-2008
date manipulation

hi buddies,

can you please let me know the solution
# 5  
Old 04-03-2008
Code:
touch -t YYYYMMDDhhmmss /tmp/touchfile
find ./  ! -older /tmp/touchfile  | \
while read file
do
  # do stuff with the file here
done

where YYYYMMDDhhmmss is, say, midnight (the start of today)
# 6  
Old 04-03-2008
under ksh you can use typeset when defining your variables...it'll level the presentation and therefore evaluation of the values:

Code:
$ cd="01"
$ fdate="1"
$ echo $cd $fdate
01 1
$ typeset -i cd="01"
$ typeset -i fdate="1"
$ echo $cd $fdate

typeset does not provide for an export, however. You'd need to do this separately...
# 7  
Old 04-03-2008
uh-duh...

chopped the display somewhat in the last post:

Code:
$ cd="01"
$ fdate="1"
$ echo $cd $fdate
01 1
$ typeset -i cd="01"
$ typeset -i fdate="1"
$ echo $cd $fdate
1 1


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