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How to use WinZip Or DOS Batch file to copy file with current date

Posted on 2009-04-05
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I am using this WinZip command to zip files to be transferred to a remote back up site.  Does anyone know if I could include a parameter that would only include the current date to that command? I keep 7 days of backups, but I only want to transfer the current day. Thanks In Advance
WinZip Command
wzzip -a backup.zip *.bak
 
xcopy Command
xcopy "\\ComputerName\Directory" "D:\Backups" /D /I /E /Y /C /V /R /Z /K /H

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What is the exact filename?  Does it contain today's date?
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for example, if the file is named   2009-04-05.bak,  then you can use this as the filename in the winzip command:

wzzip -a backup.zip  %date:~10,4%-%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%.bak
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The file name varies as there are several back ups in this directory. It does contain words such as [database]backup_20090405[Time].bak with the date as YYYYMMDD and time
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Thank You. With your help I figured it out.
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