Hello Sun gurus,
Here are the answers:
> Is there a way to tell my crontab to launch a script at
> the end of each month (last day of the month)?
NO! not directly but Charlie find an interesting solution:
Put an entry in the crontab like:
55 23 28-31 * * /export/local/bin/archiver
and have the script archiver verifying if it is really the end of month.
> Is there a way to specify (using perl or csh) which date
> it was yesterday using the format mm/dd/yy? Like date=yesterday or
> date=Today - 1 (VAX/VMS style)
I found it myself :-))
using perl I can say:
and I will get yesterday's date!
Brad tell me that for GNU date you can do
To print the date of the day before yesterday
date --date '2 days ago'
To print the date of the day three months and one day hence
date --date '3 months 1 day'
Thanks to Gary who sent me a C program calculating yesterday's date
(I'll keep it ;-) )
So a big thank you to:
Trevor Paquette" <TrevorPaquette@aec.ca>
Brad Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Gary Smith)
"Charlie Mengler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Christopher L. Barnard" <email@example.com>
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