How do I save the current date in YYYY-MM-DD format into some variable in a Windows .bat file?
Unix shell analogue:
today=`date +%F` echo $today
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You can get the current date in a locale-agnostic way using
for /f "skip=1" %%x in ('wmic os get localdatetime') do if not defined MyDate set MyDate=%%x
Then you can extract the individual parts using substrings:
Another way, where you get variables that contain the individual parts, would be:
for /f %%x in ('wmic path win32_localtime get /format:list ^| findstr "="') do set %%x set today=%Year%-%Month%-%Day%
Much nicer than fiddling with substrings, at the expense of polluting your variable namespace.
If you need UTC instead of local time, the command is more or less the same:
for /f %%x in ('wmic path win32_utctime get /format:list ^| findstr "="') do set %%x set today=%Year%-%Month%-%Day%