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Old 05-12-2002
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Smilie How can i rename a file 'x.log' to 'x_20020512 072909.log'

Smilie i'm using perl, with system command from a unix web server, and need to timestamp my logs if the above format (filename _ year month day hr min sec .log)
# 2  
Old 05-13-2002
You can do:
system "mv x.log x_`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`";
Be careful, it is not quote but contrequote !!!
It is working for me.
Good luck !!
# 3  
Old 05-13-2002
Care: "x_20020512 072909.log"
Aviod using spaces within file names if possible.
# 4  
Old 05-14-2002
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Originally posted by annececile
You can do:
system "mv x.log x_`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`";
Be careful, it is not quote but contrequote !!!
It is working for me.
Good luck !!

Used copy&paste for it, but it won't work Smilie
# 5  
Old 05-14-2002
I try this on a SUN OS 5.7.
What is the result or the error ?
If it is only on the date, the best way to adjust this to your system is to do "man date" !!!
Do you try this command in your shell before scripting (without system !!) ?
# 6  
Old 05-14-2002
i don't get an error, the script runs on my ISP's server, but it seems the MV command is'nt working there.... (did try to rename aa to bb: nothing...

i'm using win:XP on my sys, can't test it here Smilie

(i'm using MSN, ICQ, AIM and YAHOO! messenger...)
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Old 05-14-2002
What is the OS of your ISP server ? Can you do a telnet on it ?
 

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