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how to create directory dynamically in a batch file with current date and time as the name

Posted on 2004-09-08
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Hi All,

I have a requirement where I am copying some log files to a directory when the services stops and re-starts. I have a batch file to do that. But I want to have a command for creating a directory dynamically (md <somevariable>) and I want the directory name to be the date and time at that moment.

How can I do this?

I will appreciate any inputs on this.

thanks..

regards
rafi
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by:rhandels
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Hi,

i thought this was the now() command (or something like that). You could test it within an Access database or something lik that to see if ot works. You will need to create a .vbs file to do this. There isn't a dos command to do this..
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by:oBdA
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Try something like that:

for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do set MyDate=%%c-%%a-%%b
for /f "tokens=1* delims=:" %%a in ('time /t') do set MyTime=%%a%%b
ECHO md %MyDate%_%MyTime%
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@echo off
call :GetDate year month day
:: echo/Today is: %year%-%month%-%day%
md %year%-%month%-%day%
goto :EOF

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:GetDate yy mm dd
::
:: By:   Ritchie Lawrence, 2002-06-15. Version 1.0
::
:: Func: Loads local system date components into args 1 to 3. For NT4/2K/XP
::
:: Args: %1 var to receive year, 4 digits (by ref)
::       %2 var to receive month, 2 digits, 01 to 12 (by ref)
::       %3 Var to receive day of month, 2 digits, 01 to 31 (by ref)
:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS
set t=2&if "%date%z" LSS "A" set t=1
for /f "skip=1 tokens=2-4 delims=(-)" %%a in ('echo/^|date') do (
  for /f "tokens=%t%-4 delims=.-/ " %%d in ('date/t') do (
    set %%a=%%d&set %%b=%%e&set %%c=%%f))
endlocal&set %1=%yy%&set %2=%mm%&set %3=%dd%&goto :EOF
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