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# 1  
Old 02-13-2002
Concatenate date to file name

Hi,

I have written a script to rename a file, but I can not add the current date (in YYYYMMDD-HHMM format)

can you please look at this cript, and help?
thanks,


#!/usr/local/bin/tcsh -f

set server = "$1"
set user = "$2"

if (-f $server) then
\mv $server $server.Saar.[HERE_I_WANT_DATE]
endif
# 2  
Old 02-13-2002
Not completely sure if this will work with tcsh, but you can give it a shot. My OS is Dynix/ptx.

D=`date +%Y%m%d-%H%M`
echo $D

Sorry...I didn't mention that this would just get you the date, and that you would have to incorporate it into your command line.
thekid
# 3  
Old 02-13-2002
Try ...

\mv $server $server.Saar.`date '+%Y%m%d-%H%M'`
# 4  
Old 02-14-2002
MySQL

Smilie , Thanks.

theKid: your answer didn't work, but thanks for trying.

Cameron, yours did, thanks.
Smilie
# 5  
Old 02-14-2002
sierra_aar,
thekids was logically correct but in the syntax used forgot the single quote's(') around the date para's.
An oversight that anyone could make.
Otherwise, glad I could help out.
 

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