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Posted on 2006-07-14
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In my unix script I am trying to print the current date and time and in the log file in prints like          200607130821
our dba wants it put in more readable form, COULD YOU PROVIDE ME THE CODE

I WANT TO CAPTURE BOTH STARTDATE WITH TIME AND  END DATE WITH TIME in more readable format, need it ASAP

ATTACHING THE CODE BELOW
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CURR_DATE=$(date +%m%d%Y)                  ;export CURR_DATE
echo "Script started at = ${CURR_DATE}"   >> ${LOG_FILE}

did not add the end date in my script yet
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echo "Script completed at = ${CURR_DATE}"   >> ${LOG_FILE}


log file it prints in this format
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Script started at = 200607130821
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it seems that the format you need is

date +%Y%m%d%H%M
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by:koppcha
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give just date it will be readable.
CURR_DATE=$(date)

It will  be print something like this
Fri Jul 14 11:21:44 CDT 2006
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