get the day of week from Timestamp

Posted on 2013-11-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-01

I have a file name like in ABCD201310310545.tar.gz format which has like Timestamp at the end of file name.
I have to extract the Timestamp and get the day of the week (like Monday/Tuesday..) from it.
Can you please help me in getting to the unix script.

Question by:Nova17
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WEEKDAY=$(date -d "$(echo $FILENAME | awk -F"." '{print substr($1,length($1)-11,8)}')" "+%A")

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Your shell might not support $( ... ). If so, try this:

WEEKDAY=`date -d "\`echo $FILENAME | awk -F"." '{print substr($1,length($1)-11,8)}'\`" "+%A"`

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cool.. thanks

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