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Shell script for Creating Directory with name as system date

Dear Sir/Madam,

I need a bit of your help. The problem is as follows :

I have to create a directory in unix whose name is that of system date in the dd_mon_yyyy format . I am able to extract a date in required format ina variable , but when i'm using this variable in mkdir it is not creating a directory of that date, rather it is creating the dirictory of the same name as the variable( mkdir accepts a string name for creating directories , but I don't know how to convert date to string using shell scripting). I am writing below the piece of script of what I am doing. Plz correct me where ever possible. i hope to see a nice running solution from your side.

>Today='date +%d_%m_%Y'
>set
>$Today
>mkdir $Today

I hope you will help me.

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Thanks in advance.
Arun

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Try this code:

Code:
mkdir $(date +%d_%m_%Y)

or

Code:
mkdir `date +%d_%m_%Y`

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Re: Shell Scripting for creating dir with system date...

Hi,


I have tried using


Today='date +%m%d%Y'
set
mkdir $today


But its not working. I am working on telnet. Every time it is creating directory with name date +%m%d%Y .. Plz tell me what should i do.

Thanks
Aru
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Re: Shell Scripting for creating dir with system date...

Even with :

mkdir $(date +%d%m%Y)

it is giving the error syntax error : '(' unexpected


And with :

mkdir 'date +%m%d%Y'

it is creating dir with name date +%d%m%Y , but not with system date.

Plz help
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Whatever blowtorch has given works well for me.

What OS are you on ?

And it is not
Code:
mkdir 'date +%m%d%Y'

it is
Code:
mkdir `date +%m%d%Y`

Note the difference between ` and '

` is the backtick character above the tab key.
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try with blowtorch's code(mkdir `date +%d_%m_%Y`), its working fine.
You have to place the backquotes(`) before and after the date command, you might have placed single quotes check it once.

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