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Old 08-27-2019
How to replace a date inside a text file daily with current date?

Hello All,

we what we call a parameter file (.txt) where my application read dynamic values when the job is triggered, one of such values are below:

abc.txt
------------------
Code:
line1
line2
line3
$$EDWS_DATE_INSERT=08-27-2019
line4
$$EDWS_PREV_DATE_INSERT=08-26-2019

I am trying to write a small command that can update these dates daily with current date but its not replacing the date value.
Code:
sed -i 's/$$EDWS_DATE_INSERT =.*/$$EDWS_DATE_INSERT="$(date `+%y%m%d`)"/' abc.txt

current result: $$EDWS_DATE_INSERT="$(date `+%y%m%d`)"

can anyone help with this ?

Thanks in Advance!

Last edited by vbe; 08-27-2019 at 05:24 PM.. Reason: code tags please
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Old 08-27-2019
Is this a duplicate post?

See example on other post:
Code:
sed -i 's/$$EDWS_DATE_INSERT *=.*/$$EDWS_DATE_INSERT='"$(date "+%y%m%d")"'/' abc.txt


Last edited by RavinderSingh13; 02-28-2020 at 03:05 AM..
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