A way to automatically create a New Folder based on that date?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by TheMTtakeover, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Aug 3, 2011
    #1
    I've done many many google searches and have come back with nothing. What I am looking for is either a command in the terminal or a way in applescript to create a new folder with today's date.

    I am going to use this as a skydrive backup technique. So if it was
    Code:
    cp -av /Users/osx/SkyDrive /Users/osx/Desktop/New
    I would want the new folder that is created with the cp command to be based on today's date.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    lee1210

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    #2
    I am on my phone, but I'd go with cron in a form:
    0 0 * * * *
    To run at 00:00 daily. The command would involve mkdir and date. Someone else can surely cobble this for you, but a few minutes in manages should get you from here to there.

    -Lee
     
  3. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Location:
    London, UK
    #3
    Using Terminal:
    Code:
    cp -av /Users/osx/SkyDrive /Users/osx/Desktop/$(date +%Y%m%d)
     

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