Generate a directory path based on the date and time

mkdir -p "$(date '+./%Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S')"
Great for backup / restore scripts. May want to remove the %M/%S to group backups by hour. If using a script, set a variable earlier with the date command, then reference that variable. Otherwise, time will keep on rolling ;-) declare -rx script_start_time="$(date '+./%Y/%m/%d/%H/%M/%S')" mkdir -p "$script_start_time"
Sample Output
forest@murgatroyd:~/2015/11/21/00/39/56$ pwd

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