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Old 08-10-2009
Error send output of a file as input for changing date

Hi,

Please help me out on this one.

I want to send the output of a file as input for changing the date using date command.
Example, i have a file date.txt whose contents are 081014462009
I need to use the date in that file as input for date command.
I tried cat date.txt | date ; but it did not work.
Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2009
First off, do you have GNU date - (are you on Linux for example)?
# 3  
Old 08-10-2009
Thanks for your help. I used cat date.txt | xargs date and it works.
 

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