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Date for tar
How could I add a date format when taring a file on Unix. I saw this information but now cant find it.


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Try this...

tar cvf `date +destinationfilename_%m-%d-%y.tar` filetotar

This gives you: destinationfilename_07-05-01.tar

Just change around %m-%d-%y to suit your country date format.

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