troubleshooting Question

Shell script date function

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In a shell scipt i use test command to check for a file which has the date as part of its file name

File name example:- ABCDEFG_20100330.csv.gz

Shell script:-     if ( test ! -f /opt/ABCDEFG_`date +%Y%m%d`* )

This checks for a file which has the current date in its format.  
How do i do the same but check for the day before file. ( eg current date -1day)

I would also need to unzip and move this file to diffrerent directory


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