Kathy Quinlan wrote:
Hi guys and Gals,
I have a simple script:
tar -cf "$a.zip" "/usr/home/projects/lunaria/items all" mv $a.zip /usr/home/itemsall/
this nearly does what I want, I would like to put the time in the file name aswell. If I put the %T in the date variable, the resultant value for $a has : seperating the hours, minutes and seconds.
Try as I might, I can not find away to remove the : and tar spits the dummy at them and it causes an IO device error.
I looked through sed and awk, and spent an hour playing, but all to no avail.
Did you try this:
b=`sed -e s/:/-/g $a` #Replace all colons in the string $a with dashes
and then use the name $b.tar instead of $a.zip (I'd use the .tar instead of .zip for a tar archive. Helps with consitency)?
I know I used that line in order to strip empty spaces from filenames, replacing them with underscores.
Hope this helps! -Henrik W Lund _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"