trying to parse a log file into a nice csv file for import into mysql, one aspect of this is converting a data of the form Feb 19 into a 2012-02-19 format.
This is my line of data:
Feb 19 18:42:16 sftp internal-sftp: session opened for local user galbraith from [xx.xxx.xxx.xxx]
This is my code:
... logdate=`echo $LINE|cut -d" " -f1-2` sqldate=`date +%Y-%m-%d -d $logdate` ...
But I can not get sqldate to 'take' the value of $logdata and evaluate it against date. If I literally type
date +%Y-%m-%d -d "Feb 19"
so how do i do it?
After 48 views and no replies, I thought I'd put you out of your misery.
sqldate=`date +%Y-%m-%d -d $logdate`
sqldate=`date +%Y-%m-%d -d "$logdate"`
I obvioulsy hadn't tried that but was sure I had. oh well/