Option to add the date to the archive name in PACOMP ?

  • I couldn’t find this option, so if it exists, please correct me :) But it would be great to have an option as in the WinRAR command line utility to add the date to the archive file name. For example :
    pacomp -a -dyyyymmdd test.zip test.txt
    would create a file called 20040917test.zip.

    It’s really useful in the case of automatic daily backup.

  • I’m not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but i’ve found it to be pretty money to my backups. WinXP command line

    **@echo off

    echo “z:\lawoffice* –> c:\backup\lawoffice_(date).zip”
    echo excluding: jpg, zip, pdf, tif, c:\lawoffice\clients*

    FOR /F "tokens=1-4 delims=/ " %%I IN (‘DATE /t’) DO SET mydate=%%L-%%J-%%K

    PATH “C:\backup\bin”
    pacomp -P -r -c2 -x@mab_noLawoffice.txt “c:\backup\lawoffice_%mydate%.zip” “z:\law office*.*”

    echo all done!**

  • Yes I’m already doing something like that, but it would be easier just to have this option implement in pacomp :) Thx anyway :)

  • what code are you using for your solution?

  • Unfortunately the same obscure code as yours :D I found it on the Internet, and I don’t like it, but I don’t think we have the choice :)

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