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Old 12-11-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
knockout_artist
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Shell script "cp file file+date"


Good Day,

I need to back up file with date added at then end of file name.

I was trying some thing like this
Code:
dt=date | awk '{print $2"-"$3"-"$6}'
echo hello
echo "$dt"
cp testdate testdate'-'$dt
Off course I could not get that done.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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Try:
Code:
l_date=`date +%d%b%Y`
cp -p testdate testdate-$l_date
or:
Code:
cp -p testdate testdate-$(date +%d%b%Y)

Last edited by Disillusionist; 12-11-2007 at 02:45 PM.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Just a note:

I like using "date +%Y%m%d" as when you do an ls on the directory w/ a bunch of backup files it puts them in order w/ oldest first.

HTH

Forrest

Last edited by forrestt; 12-12-2007 at 10:57 AM. Reason: changed last to first (brain damage?)
 
Old 12-12-2007, 01:19 AM   #4
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linux date command

more help:

linux date command
Simple backup script
 
  


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