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single digit for day and month on date

hi all,
how do i format the date command so it displays day and month in single digits i.e 8 instead of 08 ??

am using the command (in a ksh) : date +%D
output i get is 10/08/08


thanks in advance.
# 2  
date +"%Oe"
this will display date in single digit.. you wnat month too in single digit??
# 3  
oh yes please Smilie
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date +"%Oe" output has a space in it e.g " 8" is there a way to get rid of that space ??
# 5  
as alreay mention by above user u can use for get rid of space
date +"%Oe"| sed 's/ //'
# 6  
Then why don't you simply change any occurrence of /0 to just /

Code:
date +%D | sed 's%/0%/%g'

However, the manual page indicates that you can disable padding by putting a hyphen before the format code.

Code:
date +%Y/%-m/%d


Last edited by era; 10-08-2008 at 04:05 AM.. Reason: %-m/%-d
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