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Years with spaces

Posted on 2011-09-02
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Not sure if this is the right zone, apoligise if it isnt.

Ive written a quick batch file to backup some mysql databases, but put the date at the end of the file, so Ive got:-
@For /F "tokens=1,2,3 delims=/ " %%A in ('Date /t') do @( 
    Set Day=%%A
    Set Month=%%B
    Set Year=%%C   
)    
g:\xampplite\mysql\bin\mysqldump -h 192.168.1.105 -u myUser -pmyPass myDB >"c:\Backups\myDB_%Year%-%Month%-%Day%.sql"

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The backup works great but the filename is  c:\Backups\myDB_2011   -09-02.sql

On a quick look the value Year is "2011   ".

Is there anyway to trim the spaces from the value?

Thank you
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Question by:tonelm54
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If you did a copy and paste from your script, you simply have some spaces after "Set Year=%%C" (select the line, and you'll see it).
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by:tonelm54
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:-) Simple, thank you
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by:Bill Prew
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And just to add on slightly. one way to avoid this problem that BAT scripts can suffer from is to use quotes around the set, so that even if there are trailing blanks they won't be assigned to the variable, like:

    Set "Day=%%A"
    Set "Month=%%B"
    Set "Year=%%C"

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~bp
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