backup directory. (for bash)

cp -pr directory-you-want-to-backup{,_`date +%Y%m%d`} # for bash

By: wbx
2009-02-08 06:37:40

What Others Think

Instead of date +%Y%m%d you can use date +%F
abcde · 697 weeks and 6 days ago
or $ date -I
ioggstream · 674 weeks and 6 days ago
If you want `cp' to preserve hardlinks, you better use `cp' -a for this purpose. Also it is not recommended to use `-r' parameter, better use `-R'. See `man cp'.
minus1 · 587 weeks ago
I see you around in all these empty faces caregiver portland or
tillyracker · 57 weeks and 5 days ago
seofox · 31 weeks and 2 days 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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