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Old 03-22-2010
Rename a file to a file_current datetime in a shell script

Hi all,

Could anyone suggest me on Renaming a file to a file_current datetime in a shell script.
Quote:

EX:
Renaming ABC file from
ABC.zip to ABC_MMDDYY.zip
# 2  
Old 03-22-2010
Like this...
Code:
mv ABC.zip ABC_`date +%m%d%y`.zip

# 3  
Old 03-22-2010
Code:
mv ABC.zip  ABC`date '+%m%d%y'`.zip

# 4  
Old 03-22-2010
code like..you can use rename/mv

rename ABC.zip ABC`date '+%m%d%y'`.zip

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