Generic date format

date --iso
Useful to archive files once a day: cp file file.$(date --iso)
Sample Output

By: raphink
2009-02-25 23:50:40

What Others Think

date -I is easier/less key strokes. You may also be interested in cp file{,.`date -I`} -- does the same as what you added, only faster
ozymandias · 696 weeks ago
@ozymandias: I didn't know the short version of --iso. The bash shortcut is nice, too :)
raphink · 696 weeks ago
seofox · 31 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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