On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 12:58:21PM -0500, Xpression wrote: > Hi all, I'm logging certain types of files to a daily grouping with > the following format `date +%v` and the output format for today is eg. > 29-Oct-2003, it's fine but this happens at 12:00 pm at night to rotate > everyday, and I want to check and edit some lines on the file that was > recorded but date is the actual and date +%v return me the date of today and > not of yesterday, is there a way to recognize the past file ???
You can produce the date formatted as you wish but for 1 day ago by: % date -v-1d +%v It's also a good tip when dealing with files with a datestamp in their name if you use a format more like: % date +%Y-%M-%d (ie. 2003-10-29 for today). This has the very useful property that your directory listing will come out in *date* order. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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