Assigning an expression to a variable in shell script

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Old 04-14-2014
Assigning an expression to a variable in shell script

i am trying to assign the following expression to a variable in Unix shell script
and want to use that variable in some other expression. But unable to get the required thing done. Please help with this....

This is the expression which i want to provide as input the variable
date '+%y:%m:%d' | awk -F":" '{printf"20%2d%2d%2d\n",$1,$2,($3-1)}' | sed 's/ /0/g'


d = `date '+%y:%m:%d' | awk -F":" '{printf"20%2d%2d%2d\n",$1,$2,($3-1)}' | sed 's/ /0/g'`

mget m.log.$d*

i tried like this but it is showing "d" not found

Please help me to get output like this


Last edited by Scrutinizer; 04-14-2014 at 08:34 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 04-14-2014
That is not a good way to get the previous day. What happens on the 1st of a month?
Variable assignments do not have spaces around the = sign. You need to leave them out.
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Old 04-14-2014
OS : SunOS
Version : 5.10

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Thanks Scrutinizer,,,

It worked when i removed the spaces before and after the "=" sign

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Hi Scrutinizer
I understood your point about the date when it is the first day of next month,,,

can you please provide some script which can help me on this?

Thanks in advance

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Hi Scrutinizer

I found something like this in the internet which gives yesterday's date automatically

d=`gdate -d'yesterday' +%Y%m%d`

I tried and it worked

Do u have any idea about this,, will it solve this problem when it is the first day of the month?

Please reply if u know anything about it

Last edited by ssk250; 04-14-2014 at 10:03 AM.. Reason: forgot to add the main line
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