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Adding todays date to file names

Posted on 2008-10-07
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Is there an easy way to add todays date to file names using .CMD

I want to copy all the files in a folder and create copies with today's date added to the file name

The folder would contain
test.txt
test2.txt
and after running the .cmd file the folder would contain
test.txt
test2.txt
test10072008.txt
test10072008.txt

thanks for the help
 
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copy & paste this code to CMD file
@echo off

for %%i in (*.txt) do (copy %%i %%~ni%date:~-10,2%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-4,4%.txt)

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or a shorter method...
xcopy "*.txt" "*%date:/=%.*"

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by:derekstattin
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I did not have any results from sir bounty's solution, but si_shamils works.

Is there a way to add dashes into the code 10-07-2008?

thanks for the help on the other question as well

I am a beginner and I am trying to build the peices so I understand how to achieve the outcome I am looking for. I will post a couple more question that will build on your answers
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with dashes:
@echo off

for %%i in (*.txt) do (copy %%i %%~ni%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%.txt)

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Had a type-o in my code...try this:
xcopy "*.txt" "%date:/=-%.*"

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Thanks for the help,
I will post another question shorlty
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