Re: Running a cron job for the last day of the month
From: Javier Gostling (jgd_at_samwan.homeip.net)
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 12:34:04 -0400 To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 08:25:32AM -0800, Mike Koponick wrote:
> I would like to run a script on the last day of the month, preferably at
> 23:59 hours. The problem that I am seeing is that each month has a
> slightly different last day IE: (28/29, 30, or 31) I can see how I can
> run the report for the first day of the month, which works fine, but it
> names all the directories/files for the following month, rather than the
> month the report data comes from.
> I use the:
> date=`/bin/date -d now '+%b'`
> to set the date to name the files/directories.
> Any help is appreciated.
Try changing the date calculation like this:
date=`/bin/date -d yesterday '+b%+'`
That would allow you to run the script on the first of every month and get
the month name of the previous month.
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