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Make a directory named with the current date

Terminal - Make a directory named with the current date
mkdir `date --iso`
2009-05-15 12:30:10
User: hal
Functions: mkdir
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Make a directory named with the current date

Create a directory named with the current date in ISO 8601 format (yyyy-mm-dd). Useful for storing backups by date. The --iso switch may only work with GNU date, can use format string argument for other date versions.

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Doesn't work on solaris10. The following should work on all machines:

mkdir `date +%Y-%m-%d`

Comment by sharfah 319 weeks and 3 days ago

Also this,

mkdir BACKUPDIR-`date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S"`
Comment by mohan43u 319 weeks and 2 days ago

Here in linux,

date --iso

2009-05-16

date --i

2009-05-16

btw,there's no --i option in manpage,can you explain what it means please?

Comment by talkiwalki 319 weeks and 2 days ago

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