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    [SOLVED] Shell script to tar directory with date

    EDIT: Problem solved

    I need to write a script to tar a directory /datab/data based on the current date. The date needs to be in the format YYMMDD the filename should be database_YYMMDD. How can I do this? Thanks

    PS: This is actually for a redhat EL 4 database production mysql server but I only belong to my beloved Ubuntu forums. I'm using /bin/bash Thanks
    Last edited by Keymaster; July 18th, 2008 at 04:02 PM. Reason: Problem Resolved
    chown us:us -R /AllYourBase
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    Re: Shell script to tar directory with date

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    DATE=/bin/date;
    NOW=`$DATE '+%Y-%m'-%d_%H:%M`
    echo $NOW
    that will give you a variable $NOW with YYYY-MM-DD_HH:mm

    you can change it accordingly

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    Re: Shell script to tar directory with date

    Thank you. I actually figured it out through some books I found laying around the office.
    chown us:us -R /AllYourBase
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    It takes an intelligent open minded individual to come from windows to Linux.

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