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I'm trying to create a simple script that deletes files based on the ending of thier names and the date.

I can't figure out how to do this.

This is how I do it:

DA='date +%d'
find /var/www/data/files/ -name "*#$DA*"

I want to find all files that ends on this pattern.. So today it would be #06

I also tried

find . -iname \*${MYVAR}\* -print

As suggested here:

Without luck..

So can anyone help me use the find command searching for a var?

Thanks a lot!

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find . -iname "*$(date +%d)*" -print

This should do the trick. With $() You can get the output of a command as an argument to another command.

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Thanks a lot, that worked great! – Bolli Nov 6 '12 at 13:07
Similarly, you could do it with DA=$(date +%d), but unless you want it for something else, there's no real point in putting it in a variable first. – Gordon Davisson Nov 6 '12 at 16:20

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