On Thu, 01 Jul 2004 22:28:23 -0400, Bruce Hunter <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Thanks, I got it to work. How would I include the current system date
> like this.
> #tar -cvf Solisix-$USER.tar Solisix/     <--- with current user..
> I want the date instead..
> #tar -cvf Solisix-$date.tar Solisix/     <-- doesn't work
> I'm still learning.. sorry

What you're doing when you do $USER is bringing in one of the environment
variables. If you type 'env' at a command prompt, you'll see the ones currently
defined. The date isn't one of them. There might be an easier/better way but I
would suggest running the 'date' command inline with the ` character as so:

tar -cvf Solisix-`date '+%d%m%Y'`.tar Solisix

That runs the 'date' command with a particular formatting string and
then puts that
result into the tar command.

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