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Find and redo files

$directory_with_files= 'C:\Users\Jazz\Desktop\file';
$dirname =$directory_with_files. date('m-d-Y') ; 

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I have the code above
$directory_with_files; is the place where I have my files
and
$dirname ; is the place I want my new files to be. (which is inside "$directory_with_files" but in a folder with todays date)
But now all I get is : C:\Users\Jazz\Desktop\file09-06-2016
Any ideas?
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Jazzy 1012
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Jazzy 1012
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Just add a backslash to $directory_with_files:
$directory_with_files= 'C:\Users\Jazz\Desktop\file\';
$dirname =$directory_with_files. date('m-d-Y') ; 

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will ouput C:\Users\Jazz\Desktop\file\09-06-2016
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Jazzy 1012Author Commented:
My whole code turned into an error (the red x) when I did the backslash
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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
Ok, probably you are using that variable in other part of your code. The do this instead:
$directory_with_files= 'C:\Users\Jazz\Desktop\file';
$dirname =$directory_with_files.'\'.date('m-d-Y') ; 

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Ray PaseurCommented:
Beware of this kind of file name! file09-06-2016.

You almost certainly want to use the ISO-8601 standard date notation.  How to handle Date/Time values in PHP is explained in this article.
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/201/Handling-Date-and-Time-in-PHP-and-MySQL-Procedural-Version.html
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Ray PaseurCommented:
This tests out OK.
<?php // demo/temp_jasmine_6.php
/**
 * https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28967928/Find-and-redo-files.html
 * "in a folder with todays date"
 */
error_reporting(E_ALL);
echo '<pre>';


// WHERE ARE WE FINDING OUR FILES?
$cwd = 'storage';

// WHERE ARE WE PUTTING THEM?
$new = $cwd . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . 'files' . date('Ymd');
if (!is_dir($new)) mkdir($new);

// START BY LOCATING THE FILES
$iterator = new FilesystemIterator('storage', FilesystemIterator::SKIP_DOTS + FilesystemIterator::KEY_AS_FILENAME);

// USE A REGULAR EXPRESSION TO MATCH THE DESIRED FILE NAMES
$regex
= '#'          // REGEX DELIMITER
. DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR
. '389'        // STRING LITERAL "the beginning 3"
. '.*?'        // ANYTHING OR NOTHING
. 'edi_'       // STRING LITERAL
. '[\d]'       // CHARACTER CLASS FOR DIGITS
. '{1}'        // EXACTLY ONE DIGIT
. '$'          // AT THE END OF THE STRING
. '#'          // REGEX DELIMITER
;

// GATHER THE LIST OF THE DESIRABLE FILES
$desirable = [];
foreach ($iterator as $name => $filepath)
{
    if (preg_match($regex, $filepath))
    {
        $desirable[] = $name;
    }
}

// COPY THE FILES INTO THE NEW DIRECTORY
foreach ($desirable as $name)
{
    file_put_contents($new . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . $name, file_get_contents($cwd . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . $name));
}

// SHOW A LINK SO WE CAN SEE THE COMBINED DATA
$link = '<a target="_blank" href="' . $new . '">SEE THE FILES</a>' . PHP_EOL;
echo $link;

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