make directory with current date

mkdir $(date +%Y_%m_%d)
Sample Output
[email protected]:/tmp/$ mkdir $(date +%Y_%m_%d) 
[email protected]:/tmp/$ ls 

By: eastwind
2010-04-16 17:23:40

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What Others Think

I've been using something very similar to this to automatically file experimental results as they're taken. Simple, and very useful.
qubyte · 567 weeks and 5 days ago
mkdir $(date +%F) This will not use the underscore, but the normal fix. mkdir -P $(date +%Y/%m/%d) will make directories and subdirectories so years, months and days have each their own subdrectory. mkdir -P $(date +%Y/%W) does the same for week numbers.
houghi · 567 weeks and 5 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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