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Old 05-22-2008, 01:26 AM   #1
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create a timestamped rar file


hi i'm wanting to make a backup of a folder with rar but i need it timestamped how would i do this?

so far i have rar a -m0 123 *.*
 
Old 05-22-2008, 04:09 AM   #2
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Build the archive name with command substitution using date, e.g.
Code:
rar a -m0 $(date +%Y%m%d%H%M) *
will create an archive in the format yyyymmddHHMM.rar. See man date for other format specifications.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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perfect thank you
 
  


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