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On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 13:36 -0500, Lou Spironello wrote:
> Hope this helps.
> 
> echo "test" | awk -v mydate=`date +%Y%m%d` '{printf "standard input is
> %s\nmy variable value is %s\n",$1,mydate}'
> 
> :-)
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Lou
> 
> On Nov 21, 2007 12:22 PM, ann kok < [email protected]> wrote:
>         Hi all
>         
>         how can I print date in this date format? 20071122 
>         
>         Can command "date, hostname" run in awk program
>         itself?
>         
>         program.awk
>         
>             BEGIN { RS = "\n" ; FS = "|" }
>         
>             {
>                   print "Name:", $9
>                   print "Created: `date`" 
>                   print "from: `hostname`"
>                   print ""
>             }
>         
>         Thank you

Try "date +%Y%m%d" instead of just "date":

	print "Created: `date+%y%m%d`"


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