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Ali Imran Abbas
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Registered: ‎12-17-2007
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Date formatiing

I want to print date in the formate mm/dd/yy. Is that possible with hpux. Actually I get a file every day on my server and the next day, this file is overwritten by the new file with the same name. I wanna keep the old files. I wanna rename each file by appending the date suffix to it. Can any body help me in that. please
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James R. Ferguson
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Registered: ‎07-06-2000
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Re: Date formatiing

Hi:

See the manpages for 'date':

# date +%m/%d/%y

# mv myfile myfile.$(date +%m%d%y)

Regards!

...JRF...
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Dennis Handly
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Registered: ‎03-06-2006
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Re: Date formatiing

>I want to print date in the formate mm/dd/yy.

(These are not the droids you are looking for. :-)
If you want this to sort right, you should use yy/mm/dd.
Or yyyy/mm/dd: date +%Y/%m/%d
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