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Old 08-16-2001
Date Handling

In the shell which have the command prompt '$' ( Sorry i dunno wat shell is this), is there anyway to handle date input?

Coz i need to accept a date from the user and wat i use is:
read day;read month; read year;
In this case user need to enter 3 time, is it any better way?

Summore, is there any problem with this command??
checkCategory() {
case $category in
"Soft"|"Hard") return 1 ;;
*) echo "error!"
return 0 ;;

while [ ' checkCategory $category ' ]
read category
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Old 08-16-2001
Re: Date Handling

1) #reads date in dd:mm:yyyy

read da
day=`echo $da | awk -F: '{print $1}'`
month=`echo $da | awk -F: '{print $2}'`
year=`echo $da | awk -F: '{print $3}'`
echo $day-$month-$year

Give it a try.


checkCategory() {
case $1 in

'Soft'|'Hard') return 1 ;;

*) echo "error!"
return 0 ;;

while read category; do
checkCategory $category
echo $ret

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