Suffixing a file with the timestamp


 
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Suffixing a file with the timestamp

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How do i suffix a file with a timestamp...also can i just have it in mmddyy format?

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mv file file_$(date +%m%d%y)

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mv file file.$(date +%m%d%y)

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So wud the file be

file_080912.txt

?
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For future reference:
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man strftime

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Use the shell to manipulate strings.
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filename=file.txt

echo mv $filename ${filename%.txt}_$(date +%m%d%y).${filename/*./}

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mv is actually changing the original file to the one suffixed with the timestamp...

I need the timestamp suffixed file moved to a different path and the original file should be as it is.
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That's not what 'move' means. You want a copy? Use cp instead of mv.

You can tack whatever path you want in front of the destination filename to alter where it ends up.
 

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