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Posted on 2008-10-07
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Shift-1 helped me this code.
I would like to add the date rather than a just adding a 1 to the file name

@echo off
setlocal
 
set folder=C:\myfolder
 
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%folder%" /A:-D /B') do (
 echo F|xcopy "%folder%\%%G" "%folder%\%%~nG1%%~xG" /C /H /R /Y
)

e.g.
contained in myfolder
test.txt
test2.txt
after running the .cmd
the folder would contain

test.txt
test2.txt
test-10-7-08.txt
test2-10-7-08.txt

thanks for the help


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Question by:derekstattin
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by:sirbounty
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Try this...

@echo off
setlocal
 
set folder=C:\myfolder
set myDate=%date:~0,2%-%date:~3,2%-%date:~-4% 
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%folder%" /A:-D /B') do (
 echo F|xcopy "%folder%\%%G" "%folder%\%%~nG-%myDate%%%~xG" /C /H /R /Y
)

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by:si_shamil
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copy & paste the following code to .CMD file

@echo off
setlocal
 
set FOLDER=C:\myfolder
 
for %%i in (%FOLDER%\*) do (
      copy %%i %FOLDER%\%%~ni%date:~-10,2%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-4,4%.txt 
)

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by:si_shamil
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Ups, mistake

you this instead:
@echo off
setlocal
 
set FOLDER=C:\myfolder
 
cd /d %FOLDER%
 
for %%i in (*.*) do (
	echo %%i %%~ni%date:~-10,2%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-4,4%%%~xi
)
 
cd /d %0\..

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by:derekstattin
ID: 22665206
The results I got from sirbounty's code is the creation of test-Tu- 1-2008 .txt when the .cmd file is run on a my folder containing test.txt

Is this because of the time zone? I am tijuana/pacific coast US time zone

I could not get any results from si_shamil code, may I need to change something on my end?

thanks
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sirbounty earned 1400 total points
ID: 22665220
No, there are usually two methods for displaying the date...one with the day, one without.

Try this adjustment:
@echo off
setlocal
 
set folder=C:\myfolder
set myDate=%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%-%date:~-4% 
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%folder%" /A:-D /B') do (
 echo F|xcopy "%folder%\%%G" "%folder%\%%~nG-%myDate%%%~xG" /C /H /R /Y
)

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by:sirbounty
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ID: 22665222
Or you may just try this one:

@echo off
setlocal
 
set folder=C:\myfolder
set myDate=%date:~-10% 
for /F "tokens=*" %%G in ('dir "%folder%" /A:-D /B') do (
 echo F|xcopy "%folder%\%%G" "%folder%\%%~nG-%myDate%%%~xG" /C /H /R /Y
)

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by:derekstattin
ID: 22665290
Sir Bounty,

Thank you for the two examples. The first example works as expected.

The second example create a new folder

When I  run the .cmd file, a new folder named test-10 is created in myfolder (where test.txt contained)

Thanks for the help, I am going to post another question related to these results
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by:si_shamil
si_shamil earned 600 total points
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sorry I had a typo in the script
you this one:
@echo off
setlocal
 
set FOLDER=C:\myfolder
 
cd /d %FOLDER%
 
for %%i in (*.*) do (
        copy %%i %%~ni%date:~-10,2%-%date:~-7,2%-%date:~-4,4%%%~xi
)
 
cd /d %0\..

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