How to create pubDate xml tag manually using Linux date command ?

We wanted to create an rss xml for our one website, but we had forgotten when was the last time we created this URL,

rss xml has a tag called pubDate which tells the rss feed parsers when the URL was created. And the format of this Tag is as below,

<pubDate>Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:25:47 +0530</pubDate>

so we created the pubDate xml tag compatible date & time using below script as,


#format - Wed, 09 Aug 2017 13:25:47 +0530
TZ=`date +"%z"`
TIME=`date +"%H:%M:%S"`
WEEKDAY=`date +"%a"`
DATE=`date +"%d"`
MONTH=`date +"%b"`
YEAR=`date +"%Y"`
FORMATED_DATE_TIME="$WEEKDAY, $DATE $MONTH $YEAR $TIME $TZ"

echo "print compatible date format $FORMATED_DATE_TIME"

You run the script like below on ubuntu console,

 $ bash format-date.sh 
print compatible date format Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:51:41 +0530 
READ  XML file which can be used for rss feed for website

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