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Automatically set file date from EXIF data

Posted 12-27-2010 at 03:54 PM by jere21
Updated 12-27-2010 at 03:59 PM by jere21

You can set the creation date of a picture or video as its access and modification time: If the creation date was saved in the exif data of some media, you can extract it with "exiftool -ee -CreateDate" and then "touch" the file with that time.

To do this automatically save the following script e.g. as /usr/local/bin/exiftool_set_create_date
# exiftool_set_create_date: set the file date from exif "Creation Date".
echo -n "$@:
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Getting a timestamp string in a Windows cmd.exe variable

Posted 12-12-2010 at 01:31 PM by catkin

This technique was developed to generate a timestamp string for rsync's --backup-dir option but it could be generally useful.

The first issue is that the value of %DATE% depends on Windows' regional settings so is not portable. The same goes for the output format of cmd.exe's builtin command date. (one example of many discussions: this StackOverflow thread). There is no way to program around this in a .BAT or .CMD script. The chosen solution was to UnxUtils' date.exe which is a...
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