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Old 11-18-2005, 11:36 AM   #1
yilez
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Filenames based on the date


How do I create a filename based on the date?

i.e.

I'd like to run 'date' from the prompt, and create a file based upon that.

for example, create a file with the prefix 'test-' which would create a file with a name like:

test-Fri Nov 18 16:38:50 GMT 2005.txt

Thanks.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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Code:
$ touch "test-`date`.txt"
 
Old 11-18-2005, 12:25 PM   #3
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Cheers!
 
Old 11-18-2005, 03:37 PM   #4
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You might want something like this for easier sorting:
Code:
touch "test-`date +%Y%m%d`"
 
Old 11-19-2005, 05:31 PM   #5
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Re: Filenames based on the date

Quote:
Originally posted by yilez
I'd like to run 'date' from the prompt, and create a file based upon that.

for example, create a file with the prefix 'test-' which would create a file with a name like:

test-Fri Nov 18 16:38:50 GMT 2005.txt

Thanks.
You'll live to regret creating filenames with spaces on Linux systems.
 
Old 11-19-2005, 11:11 PM   #6
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How about:
Code:
touch $( echo "test-$( date )" | sed 's/ //g' )
No more spaces.

Or better still:
Code:
touch $( echo "test-$( date )" | sed -e 's/ //g' -e 's/\://g' )
No more spaces, no more colons.

edit: blindcoder's is good too. Nice and short.

Last edited by anomie; 11-19-2005 at 11:14 PM.
 
  


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