Make a directory named with the current date

mkdir `date --iso`
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.

By: hal
2009-05-15 12:30:10

What Others Think

Doesn't work on solaris10. The following should work on all machines: mkdir `date +%Y-%m-%d`
sharfah · 654 weeks and 1 day ago
Also this, mkdir BACKUPDIR-`date +"%Y%m%d%H%M%S"`
mohan43u · 654 weeks 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?
talkiwalki · 654 weeks 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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