I like to create folders on the fly for logging purposes, as well as for keeping track of re-occurring actions, like scanning for disk usage on a given date.
The following PowerShell command is useful for creating a folder with a name in the format YYYYMMDD.
$folderName = “folder1_” + (Get-Date -uFormat “%Y%m%d”)
This command makes a folder call folder1_20110226.
Another technique is do make the folder, and assign the date to the name all at once.
md (“folder2_” + (Get-Date -uFormat “%Y%m%d”)).
Below you will see both techniques used, and then the old DIR command just to show that they were created successfully.
Instead of the DIR command I could have used the Powershell commandlette Get-ChildItem folder*, and it would have worked just as well. I like DIR because I am use to it, and because it is less typing.
That’s all for this entry. Have a nice day.