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Adding date and time to file name

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Old Unix and Linux 11-15-2010   -   Original Discussion by cc_at_work
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Something like
bash code:
  1. #!/bin/bash
  2. D=$(date +%d-%m-%Y)
  3. for F in *
  4. do
  5.    Dot="${F//[^\.]/}" # this removes anything but a dot
  6.    if [ -n "$Dot" ]; then
  7.       mv "$F" "${F%.*}-$D.${F##*.}"
  8.    else
  9.       mv "$F" "$F-$D"
  10.    fi
  11. done
Note: I put quotes around filenames to avoid problems with spaces in them.
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