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backs up at the date today

Terminal - backs up at the date today
cp -i FILENAME{,.`date +%Y%m%d`}
2011-01-19 01:41:07
User: oki_san
Functions: cp
backs up at the date today


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thx, was actually looking for this one yesterday :)

Comment by hoberion 288 weeks and 3 days ago


cp -i FILENAME{,.$(date -I)}
Comment by forcefsck 288 weeks and 3 days ago

I've been using this since it was listed in the catonmat blog. Great command to have handy. I usually use:

cp -v FILENAME{,_`date +%Y%m%d%H%M%S`}

Not as much worry of an overwrite if you're including the second it was made.

Comment by UncleLouie 287 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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