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Put date into backup .tar.gz filename

I'd like to run a simple tar command to backup my website directory. It will run through cron, but I want to be able to put the time at which the backup was made as the filename. I don't really mind ...
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How can I convert non-standard date data in Excel?

For some silly reason the data I've been provided has dates in the following format: mmddyyyy but if the date is something beginning with zero (e.g. 03132010) then it shows up without the leading ...
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Unix script: use of date and use of for

MinuteNow=date +%M; for ((i=2;i<=57;i+=5)) do if [ "$MinuteNow" == "$i" ]; then ************* fi done The problem is for 2 and 7, the date commande output is 02 ...
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why do some emails have impossible (past) dates?

I just got a spam email dated 1970/1/1. I laughed, but then thought about it a bit more. I get these from time to time - always spam - and assumed they did this to stand out in your inbox. But I'm ...
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Stop Microsoft Excel 2007 from formatting anything?

How can I stop Excel 2007 from modifying any character, I don't want to modify the date in any way, I don't want to modify misspells, nothing. I just want to see the exact text I'm writing.
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VirtualBox guest not recognizing daylight savings transition

I want to test an app's behaviour during transitions in and out of daylight savings time. I therefore want to be able to set the date and time of a VirtualBox VM, (preferably from the Control Panel ...
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How to convert from day of year and year to a date YYYYMMDD?

I'm looking to go from day of year (1-366) and year (e.g. 2011) to a date in the format YYYYMMDD?
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Converting date format in formulas in Excel

I have a column of dates in the following format ddd mmm dd hh m:s "EST" yyyy. In another cell in another sheet, I wish to have the dates in the format dd/m/y. How can I do this? I already tried the ...
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Difference in command line date format between XP & Windows 7

The DATE command in XP gives the date in the format ddd dd/mm/yyyy e.g. Sun 12/12/2010. In Windows 7, it only gives dd/mm/yy I.e. 12/12/2010. Both have the same regional settings. Can Windows 7 be ...
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How to get date value in commandline

I need to do a command that takes yesterday date and builds it into a file path like this: copy "Something 2010-12-06\*.zip" "d:\Copy\" where 2010-12-6 is yesterday's date in format yyyy-mm-dd. ...
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Adding Weeks to Current Date in Excel 2007

How can a given number of weeks be added to the current date in Excel 2007? For example, if I need to add 12 weeks to the current date, 12/6/2010, how can that be done?
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Inaccurate dates displayed in Excel (dates being calcuated from 1904 instead of 1900)

I have an excel spreadsheet containing a column of dates. When data is copied from other spreadsheets into this spreadsheet the dates change and become inaccurate. Changing the format of the ...
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Converting a five digit number to date format in excel?

In these spread sheets I have an entire column of values that are supposed to be dates, such as. 200701 = 1/1/2007 200702 = 2/1/2007 200905 = 5/1/2009 And so on and so forth. These will all be in ...
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Change year in many date fields in excel?

So I've noticed in a worksheet I have many dates that are four years off, no doubt because of improper copy/paste from earlier question. Is there an easy way to convert a bunch of dates I select to a ...
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check of date with functions lookup

i have input date in sheet1 say in A! 15/07/2010 and in another sheet range of dates with interval of six months in a1 01/01/2010 and in b1 30/06/2010 and c1 15 likewise data is there i want to ...
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Why does Windows date jump a month ahead

We have a few computers that run Windows XP and every now and again they put the date/time one month forward in time. This just happened again today, putting the date to 20th September 2010. This is ...
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Grouping dates by week in a Pivot Table

I am trying to create a Pivot table to report on data that comes from an Access Query. Basically the data that comes back is in the following format: TradeDate StoreID DeptCode ReasonCode ...
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What date formats does Excel recognize as dates?

What date formats will Excel recognize as dates? I've been using Jul 30/10 11:41:10 but Excel doesn't recognize this as a date. I don't want to apply a function to the value, I just want to open ...
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How to display Unix time in the timestamp format?

I'm looking for a way to display my time in Debian Linux as a timestamp, e.g. 1279628325 I can't find any options to do that with the date command. Any ideas?
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Timezone conversion by command line

I know about http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html I can't figure out how to query http://www.google.com in a sane natural format like "5pm BST in PST". Or do I have to write such an ...
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How can I fix a date that changes by 4 years and 1 day when pasted between Excel workbooks

In Excel dates are represented internally by a floating point number where the integer part is the number of days since "some date" and the fractional part is how far into that day (hence the time). ...
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How to keep windows 2003 Daylight Saving values updated

My web app runs on windows 2003 .Net 3.5 I have users from Israel (GMT +2), and Israel switched to Daylight saving time on 26/3/10 so now it's (GMT +3). I use TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTime that doesn’t ...
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How to change time (Advanced Eastern Time) on Slackware 8.1

I have a linux (Slackware) machine and the time/date is like, June 23rd 2003, 10:00am (It's 11 here) and I am not able to set the time to have it correct. I change the timezome to Montreal but the ...
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Is it possible to know when was the last update of a dynamic (PHP/ASP) web page content?

Update: the question was not clear enough.... I have found a bookmarklet that give me the date of a web page last update: javascript:alert(document.lastModified) But it's not very effective ...
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CSV opens in OpenOffice but adds slashes?

Trying to open a CSV in open office - but it alters the data. Here is the the CSV in its raw format (opened in Notepad); 10-1001,product name 1, 10-1001-020,product name 2, 10-1001-030,product name ...
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Return the date of the day under an if formula with Excel or VBA

I have two columns A and B and many lines with some specific tasks to be done. In column B, I have a drop-down list with the name of people who are scheduled for the task . And in column A, I want the ...
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Is there a way to find out when some web page was made?

Nope, it's a fine title ... Is there a way to find out when some web page was made ? (Example: I often, before buying equipment, search through reviews ... before shortening the list of ...
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Windows 7 - display date using small icons

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and need the date displayed with the time. This works, but only if I use large icons in the taskbar settings which is quite ugly. Any ideas how to display the time ...
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How do I create a custom date format in footer that updates automatically in Powerpoint 2007?

I see how to add a date to the footer that updates automatically, either via "Insert->Header&Footer" or "Insert->Date&Time". Works great! However, I can't figure out how to do this with a ...
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How to fix iCal wrong date after snow leopard upgrade? [closed]

I searched google everywhere but could not find a fix for that annoying bug. This video shows exactly what happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsie6lN0p8o Removing from the doc and re-adding ...
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Setting file creation date in Mac OS X

I need a script to set the creation date to the modification date for a bunch of files created by my sound recorder - any way to do this? Running Mac OS X 10.4.11
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In Windows 7, how to show day name in system tray clock?

Without installing third-party software, how do I display the day in the clock in the lower-right system tray clock in Windows 7. For example: "Tuesday" (in addition to normal time and date ...
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Is there any software or hardware which lets you stop, slow down, speed up or even reverse time?

Obviously I'm talking about time in terms of the PC clock rather than real time. We were testing an application we've developed at work by setting the clock forward and back to simulate different ...
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how to add a day to date in bash?

For example, I have date: 4 August 1993 and I want to add 348 days to it, how can I do it in bash?
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Windows 7 System Tray Date Display Not Appearing

I'm using Windows 7 RC and for some reason, the date won't show at all on my system tray. It used to for a while, but one day it just stopped (I didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out). ...
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Vista: change clock tooltip to short date?

Is it possible to change the tooltip that shows above the clock from the "Long date" format to show the "Short date" format?