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# 1  
Old 07-20-2007
date comparision

Hello,
I am trying to compare two dates which are in variables and i am not getting the correct result as expected.

$first_date = '07/19/2007'
$second_date='07/20/2007'

Can you please suggest how to i check whether they are equal or not.
if ($first_date -eq $second_date) condition is not giving the correct result.

Thanks,
Sateesh
# 2  
Old 07-20-2007
The '-eq' will not work, as it expects numeric arguments. If you just want to check if the dates are identical, just use the '=' sign. As in:
Code:
if [ "$first_date" = "$second_date" ]; then
    ## do something
fi

# 3  
Old 07-20-2007
Thanks. It worked
# 4  
Old 07-20-2007
Kotasateesh,
Make sure you correct the following:
Code:
$first_date = '07/19/2007'
$second_date='07/20/2007'

to:
Code:
first_date='07/19/2007'
second_date='07/20/2007'

 

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