New To Unix- Need Help With Bash Commands for Printing

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http://www.unix.com – Urgent Help - I have a problem, I need to know how to print a count of files from a specific date that passed and that failed. Additionally, print the name of the files located on the date, print a list of all dates during which a file with a name like 'test' was processed, and then determine whether the same file was processed on multiple days and what the results were on each date? This is all on a Tab Delimited File. Can someone help pls? I need answers in a a few hours at the latest. Thanks! (HowTos)