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batch files - date time

batch files - date time

batch files - date time

I am trying to figure out how to generate a 24hour date time stamp on my backed up file?  I am using WinXP.


rem Start1

for /F "tokens=2,3,4 delims=/ " %%i in ('date/t') do set d=%%k"-"%%i"-"%%j"-"

for /F "tokens=1,2,3 delims=:. " %%i in ('time /T') do set t=%%i%%j%%k

cd \
REM The next line copies the file
copy C:\just C:\bak\d%%t%-just.txt"

REM End1

end code:

This works but the time on it is a 12hour clock and has a or p for am and pm.

Please help!!!

RE: batch files - date time

This is a control panel setting.  Regional settings and Select the time tab.

RE: batch files - date time

Hi Newbie,

Personally, I like parsing "ECHO.|TIME" because it gives seconds and milliseconds if you want them. It will also return 24hour time even if your time settings state 12hr time:

:: ---EXAMPLE.BAT----
FOR /F "TOKENS=5-8 DELIMS=:. " %%F IN ('ECHO.^|TIME') DO (
ECHO Hours=%HR% / Mins=%MN% / Secs=%SC% / Millisec=%MS%
:: ---EXAMPLE.BAT----


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