My first program. It basically reads data and creates a file based upon it. This program runs daily. My problem is in naming thiese files, I need to append a "date identifier" ie "myfile.date"
Here's the trick. The program may be run on week/month old data, at times. So, I thought of two ways to solve this:
1. parse "timestamp" for what I need. CON: don't know if it will work or how. What if file is "touched"?
2. I could grab it from tha path ie /export/home/mars-stats/device/config/082500/blah/blah/blah
CON: what if path changes?
Unfortunately, there's nothing contained in the data file name or the data itself that is relevant.
Any suggestions on how to approach this?