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Old 06-05-2011
Question Help in reading the date from the input file name

Hi,

I need to read the date from the input file. The format of the input file is as follows:

a_b_c_yyyymmdd.txt

I need to read the date(yyyymmdd) part from the name of the input file.

Would really appreciate if someone can help me in this regard


Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-05-2011
Using sh/bash
Code:
a='a_b_c_yyyymmdd.txt' ; a=${a%.txt}; echo ${a##*_}

 

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