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BAT file to change file name

Posted on 2011-09-23
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This is probably not the right forum but I'm not sure where to put this...

I'm looking for a BAT file to look at a drive folder and change the file name by adding a timestamp at the end of the filename...

For example, I have c:\folder1\myfile.csv.
I want to change it to c:\folder1\myfile20110923.csv

Never done a BAT file!
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by:jsdray
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What time are you wanting?  A hard coded time? The current time? or the File attribute time?
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by:Camillia
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current time
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by:brutaldev
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http://www.intelliadmin.com/index.php/2007/02/create-a-date-and-time-stamp-in-your-batch-files/

For a simple one liner use this:
 
REN c:\folder1\myfile.csv c:\folder1\myfile%date:~-4,4%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-10,2%.csv

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You can use patterns in the REN command (rename) as well. Put that line in a .bat file and you're good to go.
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echo off
cls

set MyDir=c:\temp\test

for /r %MyDir% %%i in (*.*) do (
call :doitnow %%i %%~ni %%~dpi %%~xi
)
goto eof

:doitnow
set MyFile=%1
set MyFileNameOnly=%2
set MyFilePath=%3
set MyFileExt=%4
RENAME %MyFile% %MyFileNameOnly%%date:~-4,4%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-10,2%%MyFileExt%
:eof
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by:jsdray
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My last post will walk a tree for you...just change the MyDir Variable to the top level...  
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by:Camillia
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thank you. I will try
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by:Camillia
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going to try this now, thanks
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