Have a happy new years!!! You can also schedule the batch files to run at a particular time and automate series of commands. I get a date stamped file, and no special vbscript, or command line program is needed. If there's another option that can be easily scheduled through task scheduler that would work too. Here is the command line I used to make the backups with a date and time stamp in such a way that they will not overwrite each other when it is used again the next day. Now I just need to change focus to search entire drive vs %temp% which is easy.
. So you may want to use modification date. Create a Batch File with Filenames and Timestamps Here is a batch file that will display all files, subfolders and subfolder files with both date created and date modified timestamps. Looking for a way to find all files edited or created for a specific day such as all with todays date or yesterdays date time stamp when file name and extension is unknown. How do we handle traveling across months and years? I don't know how to take it further.
That is when I realized you could use this to pull out parts of the current date or time. Does not include empty directories or subdirectories. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes. I also added echo off at the top of the batch file to just see the output. Now I can hunt down those files. As it is, unless there is a way to use it to add the stamps to the file name I will just stay with what I have. Put echo before the if and run it, you will see the strings echoed to the console.
I needed a way to copy the files over and date stamp them so that we can tell when the copy was made easily just looking at the file properties is a fine way to do that for someone who knows a little about computers but for some of our users it is a bit much to ask The batch file I showed above copies the files and then renames them with a date and time stamp in the filename. This is an excellent discussion. To be safe we can pull the year, month and day starting from the right. I know Basic, C++, and a few other languages and Batch is different, but like any other scripting language structured in its own way. To see where I found this information, check it out Original Post You can use a simple batch script to rename a file and add a datestamp to it. As it is there are only 10 files that are being copied so it is not an overly long or bulky script though it would come in handy when adding new locations to the list.
. Command strings should be wrapped in double quotes. Try changing the months Jan Feb. Each string should be in a separate line in the files. You can use a combination of environmental variables and substring commands to do the rename right inline.
Just put the full path to the source and destination directories at the top between the quotation marks. Does your workplace prohibit using programming languages to do the job? And I just need to fetch the files for a specific date instead of all files from that date onwards. Powershell would also be an option but I know even less about how to do it in there. If you're working with files or folders other than on C: make sure you add a line to change to that drive before attempting to make a folder or change dir into one. Your method as it is appears to be the best method without over complicating it as I would have ended up doing without your help.
But it only works for a single file. It will utilize multi thread processing if in windows 7. The resulting file may be saved as either a. Robocopy Script See Script Notes below for options I used in this example and also be sure to change the sourcedir and targetdir variable paths where you need those set. While xcopy is a very useful tool it does not do what I needed it to do. However, your %date% is returning the long date format, mine is returning the short date farmat.
So can this be done in batch and if so, how can I accomplish this by example to learn from? I could've posted an image with everything looking nice, but this way you can copy and paste that code which I know most will be grateful for. Specifies a list of files containing strings. I didn't know I could embed quotes inside the cmd tail - but now that I tested further if I put quotes where 0x22 are then it doesn't work. Hopefully some of the solutions I find throughout the workday are useful to you as well I found an even easier way to do this, but have left the original post below. The search date you enter is the date of the files you want to find.