Create directory named after current date

mkdir $(date +%Y%m%d)
Not a discovery but a useful one nontheless. In the above example date format is 'yyyymmdd'. For other possible formats see 'man date'. This command can be also very convenient when aliased to some meaningful name: alias mkdd='mkdir $(date +%Y%m%d)'

By: thebodzio
2009-04-25 14:16:45

What Others Think

Thanks, but just give the actual command and not an alias.
Resolution · 651 weeks and 4 days ago
It doesn't hurt to give the alias. Who really wants to type 'mkdir $(date +%Y%m%d)' repeatedly? Some people don't even know about aliases, so consider this one a two-for-one special.
bwoodacre · 651 weeks and 4 days ago
And guess what will happen when they try to run that command when they don't know about aliases -- absolutely nothing. There are those who just want a copy/paste solution and don't care how things work. Sad, but true.
Resolution · 651 weeks and 3 days ago
All above is true enough and both sides have their points. I'm changing entry to mkdir alone and describing alias in the comment. Should be satisfactory for all. Tell me please what do you think about that. Sorry for replying so late!
thebodzio · 648 weeks and 1 day ago

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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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