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How do I use tokens in a batch file to get the date

Posted on 2007-11-23
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I need some help to understand and modify this batch file that I found here on EE:

:: --------TODAY.BAT----------
:: @ECHO OFF
FOR /F "TOKENS=2-4 DELIMS=/ " %%F IN ('DATE /T') DO (SET TODAY=%%H%%F%%G)
dir * > %TODAY%.txt
:: --------TODAY.BAT----------

This will produce TODAY to be YYYYMMDD.
What I NEED is YYMMDD. How do I get this?

And, where can I learn the details on what the variables are and how this works? ( I looked around a bit but never found what I am looking for),
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Question by:dbrennecke
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by:imitchie
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download a tiny, free command line utility called fdate. search google for "fdate"
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djMundy earned 125 total points
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Hi dbrennecke,

I'm not sure if this is the most elegant way but it works:

:: --------TODAY.BAT----------
:: @ECHO OFF
FOR /F "TOKENS=2-4 DELIMS=/ " %%F IN ('DATE /T') DO (SET TODAY=%%H%%F%%G)
SET TODAY=%TODAY:~-6%
dir * > %TODAY%.txt
:: --------TODAY.BAT----------

Cheers,
Daniel
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by:dbrennecke
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Works for me!   Thanks.
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