If you have ever tried to script data downloads and log file manipulation you probably have run across the need to embed the date into a filename during a copy/move operation within a batch file. I have never been able to find a built-in way to do this within Windows. Here are a few lines that allows you to get the month, day and year into their respective environment variables.
If you add the following to your command/batch file:
@echo off FOR /F "TOKENS=2* DELIMS= " %%A IN ('date/t') DO SET mdy=%%A FOR /F "TOKENS=1* DELIMS=/" %%A IN ('echo %mdy%') DO SET month=%%A FOR /F "TOKENS=2* DELIMS=/" %%A IN ('echo %mdy%') DO SET day=%%A FOR /F "TOKENS=3* DELIMS=/" %%A IN ('echo %mdy%') DO SET year=%%A
You will then be able to use the following environment variables:
%month% to return the month %day% to return the day of the month %year% to return the 4 digit year.
If you need any assistance with this, feel free to comment below.