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Re: Adding Date & Time to a script's output log

On Thu, 1 Jun 2017, Nicolas George wrote:

Le tridi 13 prairial, an CCXXV, SUZANNE COBB a écrit :
I try to capture the date and time into a variable named 'dt':

dt= $(date '+%d/%m/%Y %H:%M:%S');

Note that %T is shorthand for %H:%M:%S

[please see there is a space between = and $, and between Y and %]

Well, fix it! This line executes the output of date as a command with
the dt environment variable set to an empty string. Variable
affectations do not have spaces around the equal.

Also, for scripting, you will want %Y-%m-%d, because it offers a lexical

If you go this convenient-lexical-order route, note that %F is
shorthand for %Y-%m-%d

And for maximum reliability, include the timezone or set it to

With timezone:

 date +'%F %T %z'

Or simply translated to utc:

 date -u +'%F %T'

That's all I got. Good luck with your project.