Re: cron bash date
Lance Hoffmeyer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I am trying to run a bash script in cron. I originally wanted
> it to run at 11:59pm on the last day of every month. February
> will always cause problems because of leap years. Therefore,
> I decided to run cron on the first day of every month using
> the @month parameter.
crontab(5) doesn't suggest a good way to do this, no. So yeah,
running early (say, 12:03 AM) on the first of the month is easy:
3 0 1 * * /usr/local/sbin/ourscript
> The problem is that I want the month to reflect the previous month.
> MON=$((`date +%m`-1))
MON=`date -d yesterday +%m`
date(1) seems to think "yesterday" is exactly 24 hours ago, if you're
looking at other fields. (Or maybe it's exactly a day ago; this makes
a difference around daylight savings.)
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