Quoting Stephen Shirley (diamond at skynet.ie):
> On 31/10/06, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> >$ cd /mnt
> >$ tar cvzf /root/etc-$(date -I).tar.gz etc
>> Shouldn't that be s/root/mnt/ ?
Wherever's convenient: It's just a place from which you'll be picking
the file up later for storage.
> >$ dpkg --get-selections > selections-$(date -I)
>> Interesting. 'date -I' is not an invocation i'm familiar with, nor is
> it in the date manpage, but it does nonetheless seem to work (and
> usefully too, producing a date of the format YYYY-MM-DD, for those
> like me who this is new to).
I use it a great deal, finding the cited ISO-3339 format much, _much_
more logical than most others -- especially the moronic MM/DD/YYYY
format common in the USA. You'll of course have noticed that it sorts
correctly in filenames. ;->
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