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Old 05-24-2001
whats going on guys. below is a script i made and am just curious if there is a "time stamp" command. so i can set the timestamp in a filename.

#! /bin/ksh
#
# This scripts takes a list of files in the INDIR variable and compairs it to a list of files that are open in the same directory.
# If this list is not the same it will continue the rest of the script.
#
# INDIR = where the program writes the file
# ARCHIVEDIR = where you want to archive the files\
# where each file will get its own directoy and each file inside of that dir will get a time stamp.
# OUTDIR = where you want the files moved to for other processes to handel
# FUUSER = user to change ownership to after move ; and used in the search for open files
# FUGROUP = group to change ownership to after move
# OPENFILE = a list of open files in the INDIR
#
# by: Mike Dooley miked_1978@yahoo.com 05-17-01

INDIR="/conway_od01/drop"
ARCHIVEDIR="/conway_od01/archive_messages"
OUTDIR="/conway_od01/edi_out"
FUUSER="conwayod"
FUGROUP="foursite"
OPENFILE=`/usr/local/bin/lsof +d ${INDIR}|grep ${FUUSER}|awk -F"/" '{ print $4 }'`

if [[ -d ${INDIR} ]] ; then

cd ${INDIR}
for file in `ls` ; do
if [[ $file != ${OPENFILE} ]]; then
mkdir ${ARCHIVEDIR}/$file 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
cp $file ${ARCHIVEDIR}/$file/`date +%b_%e_%Y_%T`_$file
mv $file ${OUTDIR}/$file
fi
done
fi
# 2  
Old 05-25-2001
CPU & Memory

Yes, the date command can be used as a time stamp just like your script uses the date command to set the file name of the archive.
# 3  
Old 05-25-2001
ok i just wasnt sure if there was another command that did that.
 

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