Copy file based upon changing file name

Hello experts,

i am in need of a script that can copy a file on a daily basis from one directory to another based upon a changing filename. The filename's base stays the same, however the current date is appended to the end of the file.

For Example:
StaticFileName<Today's date in MM-DD-YYYY format>
or
StaticFileName12-17-2018    <-----This is the filename that needs to be copied on 12-17-2018

I am not a scripting expert so suggestion on best method (powershell, batch etc) is also appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
eagle3344Asked:
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Dustin SaundersCo-Founder and Chief ArchitectCommented:
Something along these lines should do what you need, just modified the source, destination, basename values.  Note that the {0} is in place where the date will be appended. (Powershell):
$directory = "C:\source\"
$destination = "C:\destination\"
$basename = "StaticFileName{0}.txt"
$todaysfilename = $basename -f $((Get-Date).ToString('MM-dd-yyyy'))

Copy-Item -Path $($directory + $todaysfilename) -Destination $destination

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
And here is a small BAT script approach in case that's useful...  You didn't specify if there was an extension on the file name, so I didn't add one, but add it in if needed.

@echo off
setlocal

set DateStamp=
for /f "tokens=* skip=1" %%A in ('wmic os get LocalDateTime') do (
    if not defined DateStamp set DateStamp=%%A
)
set DateStamp=%DateStamp:~4,2%-%DateStamp:~6,2%-%DateStamp:~0,4%

copy "C:\FromDir\StaticFileName%DateStamp%" "C:\ToDir\StaticFileName%DateStamp%"

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eagle3344Author Commented:
Thank you to both. i appreciate you showing me how to accomplish that in a couple of different ways.
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