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# 1  
Old 01-04-2002
Question Creating file with date/timestamp in it

I need to create a file through a c-shell script which contains only the date and time that the file was created. Does anyone know a simple way to do this?

Thank you,
Paula
# 2  
Old 01-04-2002
If you were looking to place the date and time into an empty file then date '+%m%d%y %H%M%S' > /tmp/yournewfile will work in any shell.

Changing %m%d%y to %m/%d/%y gives 01/04/02 instead of 010402
thehoghunter
# 3  
Old 01-29-2002
Question date in filename

Can anyone help me with creating a file from a shell script with the date in its name eg :

'log-2002-01-28.log'

Thanks in advance

Nic
# 4  
Old 01-29-2002
To create a file named ... 'log-2002-01-28.log'

cat somefile > "log-`date '+%Y-%m-%d'`.log"
# 5  
Old 01-29-2002
Cheers

Cheers mate,

Ill have a play with that and see if i can get it to workSmilie
# 6  
Old 01-29-2002
This will simply create a file.
#!/bin/sh
DATE="`date +%m`_`date +%d`_`date +%y`.log"
touch $DATE
# 7  
Old 02-13-2002
Data

boat73,
I tried pasting your code exactly, but it didn't work for me.
I tried more ways, with no luck.

Do u, or some1 else knows of a way it will work for me? I also prefer it in tcsh, if posible.

thanks.

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