Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Windows Date for Backup Batch Jobs

When you perform "echo %date%" on your Windows command prompt, you would see a date format unsuitable for backup batch job. Try this instead:

echo %date:~-4,4%%date:~4,2%%date:~7,2%

You may want to manipulate the numeric positions (negative sign "-" means reverse position starting from right-end) according to your needs.

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