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Old 08-20-2001
Question To convert the numeric month into alphabetic

hi ,

This function actually gives me the last month but as a numeric value what should i do to get it as suppose :Jul

date '+%b %Y' |
MONTH=`expr "$MONTH" - 1`
echo $MONTH


# 2  
Old 08-20-2001
CASE statement

You can add a CASE statement that translates the numerical month back into the short name:

case ${MONTH_NUM} in
1) MONTH="Jan";;
2) MONTH="Feb";;

# 3  
Old 08-20-2001
Or use GNU date (part of sh-utils):

date +%b --date="1 month ago"

Last edited by PxT; 08-20-2001 at 04:22 PM..

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