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Manipulating strings in a Windows 2000 batch file.

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I want to create a batch file that will take the current date, convert it to DDMMYY and the create a directory named ..../BACKUPDDMMYY and then be able to use the path to the directory in COPY/XCOPY statements.

Help!!

Simon.
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Sorry.  I'm new to the forum.  Can I change the grade?

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You might also try using the YYYYMMDD format as this will provide easier sorting.

The Mount/\Command "GetLogDate" is free and provides YYYYMMDD consistently across Windows versions (NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003).

For a better description, see (http://TheSystemGuard.com/MtCmds/GetValue/GetLogDate.htm).  To get the free Advanced NT/2K/XP/K3 Command Library, see (http://ntlib.com).
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