Windows time stamping in batch files

Creating a time-stamp  in windows can be usful for the automated backups we all SHOULD be doing 🙂


pkzip c:\<source>\*.* c:\<target>\
ren C:\<target>\TempZip.Zip c:\<target>\TempZip_%date:~-4,4%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-10,


Or simply to create a directory for copying open files (Lawrence 🙂 )

set backdir=%date:~-4,4%%date:~-7,2%%date:~-10,2%

mkdir %backdir%

cd %backdir%




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