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# 1  
Old 05-21-2008
Please help to modify my script


I have a script which connect to ATM's and pull two files from the ATM.
The which i try to pull is like
First 7 digit consist of year montn and date as well
After todays execution i want to change the date to next date
I add few lines in the script but it is not working. The lines i added are

DATES='date +%Y%m%d'

Please help me to fix this
Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 05-21-2008
$ DATES='date +%Y%m%d'
$ echo $FILENAME

Do you see the problem ?
# 3  
Old 05-21-2008
Not working
# 4  
Old 05-21-2008
Ugh. First you need to use bacticks (`) instead of single quotes to enclose the date command.

DATES=`date +%Y%m%d`

Next you should use ${DATES} instead of $DATES because else the shell will look for the var $DATES0001 in your code, which is not set and hence returns nothing.


# 5  
Old 05-21-2008

1.) Pls. make sure you are using back quotes for date command.
2.) The variable after $ sign is being considered as different one than the required so it's to be distinguished explicitly. Use the following one:

DATES=`date +%Y%m%d`

# 6  
Old 05-21-2008
Originally Posted by agn
$ DATES='date +%Y%m%d'
$ echo $FILENAME

Do you see the problem ?
instead of quotes use backticks for command substitution.

# 7  
Old 05-21-2008
Ya its working now
Thank u for helping me

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