Move txt file to with current date appended to filename


 
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Move txt file to with current date appended to filename

I have multiple txt files which begin with the word "orders" in folder C:\source. I need to move the files to folder C:\dest and rename them to "process_<date>_<count>"

So for example , if there are 3 files ordersa.txt , ordersb.txt and ordersc.txt in C:\source , after running the script I want these files to be in C:\dest with filenames process_12072011_01.txt , process_12072011_02.txt , process_12072011_03.txt

I know its a simple requirement but its munumental for a newbie like me.Smilie
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Those "C:\" names don't look like UNIX directories. What's your OS?
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using cygwin for windows

IM using Cygwin for Windows to test my scripts ,since I do not have a unix environment at the moment . You can disregard the C:\ , assume the folders are \source and \dest as sub-folders in the same root folder.

Thanks,
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You can't disregard the difference of running in Cygwin. It's still subject to all Windows limitations, bugs, and idiosyncrasies. It's not UNIX, just a UNIX porting tool.

You should always explain what your OS is from the first anyway, UNIX or not.

Where does the date come from? The current time, or the file's modification time, or what?
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tks

process_12072011_01.txt

12072011 - Date MMDDYYY format
01 - running number ,starting from 01, 02 etc.

I understand cygwin would have the limitations for windows .
# 6  
Why dont you use a live CD like knoppix and keep a small partition(or USB key...) for you linux files stuff you need read/write ?
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isnt there a simple script that i could write for this that i can run in cygwin?
its just a one off requirement to move files and rename them . I really do not want to get into knopix etc. since i dont understand it Smilie
 

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