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Cap'nKirk
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Remove Time Element From File Creation Date

#1 Post by Cap'nKirk » 22 Jan 2014 03:49

Hi,

I have a batch file that outputs a list of files in a directory along with their creation and modification dates.

Unfortunately the creation date also includes the time which for my needs is not necessary and I am trying to remove this element but without luck.

The variable for the Creation Date is:

%%~ta

Unfortunately I am currently away from my PC and am unable to post more code at the moment but if someone could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

Regards.

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Re: Remove Time Element From File Creation Date

#2 Post by penpen » 22 Jan 2014 04:41

Another for loop, may help you:

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for %%a in (z.txt) do for /F %%A in ("%%~ta") do echo %%A


penpen

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Re: Remove Time Element From File Creation Date

#3 Post by Cap'nKirk » 22 Jan 2014 04:45

Thanks for the reply.

As soon as I am back infront of my PC I'll give it a try

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Re: Remove Time Element From File Creation Date

#4 Post by Cap'nKirk » 24 Jan 2014 07:41

penpen wrote:Another for loop, may help you:

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for %%a in (z.txt) do for /F %%A in ("%%~ta") do echo %%A


penpen


Sorry penpen, I couldn't seem to get that to work.

As I am now infront of my PC, ere the whole code that I have:

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@ECHO OFF &SETLOCAL
(FOR /f "delims=" %%a IN ('dir /b /a-d /s /n "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Pics & Vids"') DO (
    FOR /f "tokens=1-3*" %%x IN ('dir /a-d /tc "%%~a"^|findstr "^[0-9]"') DO (
        ECHO ^<img src="%%a" width="20px" border="2"^>^<a href="%%a"^>%%~nxa^</a^>,%%~ta,%%x ^</br^>
    )
))>DIR.html
TYPE DIR.html


I do not know where to place the snippet that you posted.

Regards..,

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Re: Remove Time Element From File Creation Date

#5 Post by Endoro » 24 Jan 2014 12:54

Cap'nKirk wrote:I do not know where to place the snippet that you posted.


Always and only on the right place:

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@ECHO OFF &SETLOCAL
(FOR /f "delims=" %%a IN ('dir /b /a-d /s /n "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Pics & Vids"') DO (
    FOR /f "tokens=1-3*" %%x IN ('dir /a-d /tc "%%~a"^|findstr "^[0-9]"') DO (
      for /f %%c in ("%%~ta") do (
         ECHO ^<img src="%%a" width="20px" border="2"^>^<a href="%%a"^>%%~nxa^</a^>,%%~c,%%x ^</br^>
      )
    )
))>DIR.html
TYPE DIR.html

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Re: Remove Time Element From File Creation Date

#6 Post by Cap'nKirk » 25 Jan 2014 09:33

Endoro wrote:
Cap'nKirk wrote:I do not know where to place the snippet that you posted.


Always and only on the right place:

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@ECHO OFF &SETLOCAL
(FOR /f "delims=" %%a IN ('dir /b /a-d /s /n "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Pics & Vids"') DO (
    FOR /f "tokens=1-3*" %%x IN ('dir /a-d /tc "%%~a"^|findstr "^[0-9]"') DO (
      for /f %%c in ("%%~ta") do (
         ECHO ^<img src="%%a" width="20px" border="2"^>^<a href="%%a"^>%%~nxa^</a^>,%%~c,%%x ^</br^>
      )
    )
))>DIR.html
TYPE DIR.html


Perfect, thanks Endoro. :D

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