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grj
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:54 am    Post subject: Get current date in bash Reply with quote

Is there a way to get the current date in bash?
Then is it possible to format it as yyyy-mm-dd?

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gfunkmonk
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this:
http://www.linuxbrit.co.uk/bashprompt/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or use Gentoo's own help here.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just use de date command:
Code:
    DATE=`date +"%Y-%m-%d"`
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2002 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ledents, well read. For some reason gfunkmonk and I seemed to think he wanted the date in his prompt.
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grj
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2002 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I got my script working to download my pictures from my Kodak DC290 using gphoto command line arguments. The scripts checks to see if
~/camera/images/yyyy-mm-dd exists. It it does not the directory is created. After the directory is found to exist or is created the image download to it.

One note: to get the 4 digit year use %Y instead of %y which returns a w digit year.

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