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I have log file generated daily. I would like to move the log file from default directory to the folder.

folder named created based on date format when the log generated.

Example, I have multiple log created on 07 Feb 2014/08 Feb 2014 at different times. My idea is to created a folder name with name e.g. 07022014.

Then move the log  created on specific date to the folder.

i have difficulty to come up with the idea of how to use log information to create the folder since there are multiple log generated on 07 Feb 2014
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Question by:suriyaehnop
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by:becraig
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So let me try to get this:
You want to first:
Find all the files by created date (DAY)
Create a folder for that day
Then move/copy all the files with a create date matching that day to the folder ?
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by:suriyaehnop
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Yes
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You can try this code...
$source = "C:\HT01"
$Dest = "C:\New"
GCI $source -Include "*.log" -Recurse | 
	Select *,@{N="Date";E={Get-date $_.LastWriteTime -f ddMMyyy}}  | 
	Group Date | % {
	$Path = "$Dest\$($_.Name)"
	If (!(Test-Path $Path)){New-Item $path -type directory -Force}
	$_.Group | %{Move -Path $_.FullName -Destination "$Path\" -Force}
}

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If the log file extension is different from *.log then change it in third line..
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by:Dan Craciun
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Get-ChildItem -Path X:\your\path -File | % {
    $path=$_.DirectoryName
    $date = $_.CreationTime.ToString('yyyyMMdd')
    if (!(Test-Path -path "$path\$date")) {
        New-Item -Path "$path\$date" -ItemType directory
    } 
    Move-Item -Path $_.FullName -Destination ("$path\$date\" + $_.Name)
}

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This will create folders named yearmonthday for each day and move the logs from that day in the folder.

HTH,
Dan
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by:becraig
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I think either of the guys already have the solution above, I just had to post mine  :(

$dest = "C:\Dest"; 
$logs = "c:\logfolder";
$dates = @(); 
gci $logs -Include "*.ext" -recurse | select-object  LastWriteTime | % {$dates += ($_.LastWriteTime| get-date -format M-d-yyyy)};  
$folderlist = ($dates | sort-object | gu); 
$folderlist | % {$nudir= "$dest\$_"; if (!(Test-path $nudir)) {mkdir  $nudir}; gci $logs -Include "*.ext" -recurse | % {Move-Item $_.FullName -Destination $nudir " | where {$_.LastWriteTime -like $_}}}

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I think the extra overhead in mine, is that it reads twice and I waste time actually parsing for a unique date so that I only create one destination folder.
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by:suriyaehnop
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Thank you,

before posting, I'm a looking for solution similar to "Group".
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by:Dan Craciun
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Thank you, for providing the complete requirements for the solutions :)
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