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assign formatted date to variable in CSH - HELP !

assign formatted date to variable in CSH - HELP !

assign formatted date to variable in CSH - HELP !

good morning campers

trying to learn unix & scripting (steep learning curve) to satisfy a client's 'jack of all trades' requirements (isnt life fun ...)

client standard is c shell (csh) for all scripts (NOT MY DECISION ...)

trying to assign date value to variable; this works ok ...

% date +"%d%m%Y"

but this does not ...

% TODAY=`date +"%d%m%Y"`
TODAY=25072001: Command not found.
% echo $TODAY
TODAY: Undefined variable.

any thoughts please ?

IBM AIX 4.3 in case it makes any difference (i have found out the hard way that there are subtle differences ...)

thank you in advance ...

Best of Irish Luck, David.

RE: assign formatted date to variable in CSH - HELP !

I don't use csh much myself. It's a different animal, isn't it?  Anyway, this should achieve what you want but it may not be the best way to do it. The spaces are important.

set TODAY = `date +"%d%m%Y"`


RE: assign formatted date to variable in CSH - HELP !


that works ok in my script now ...

i realise now that CSH needs
set variable=

while KSH etc uses

may the wind always be at your back


Best of Irish Luck, David.

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