#1 2020-01-13 00:05

tom.amitai
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Registered: 2013-04-18
Posts: 5

Rename with yesterday's date?

I know next to nothing about using Pascal scripts and am having trouble creating one that will rename a file to the previous day's date based on the system date when run. For example, changing original file name from "Gibberish.txt" to "2020-01-11.txt" I tried using "-24" in the hour span script but that didn't work. Can someone please help me with this?

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#2 2020-01-13 03:45

den4b
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Re: Rename with yesterday's date?

You don't necessarily need the Pascal Script rule, because you can adjust date/time in the filename using the Reformat Date rule.

So you can simply insert the current system date time using the ":Date_Now:" meta tag, and then adjust it by -24 hours or whatever you need.

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#3 2020-01-13 03:49

den4b
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Re: Rename with yesterday's date?

For the same of completeness, here is a script for inserting yesterday's date into the filename using the Pascal Script rule:

begin
  FileName := FormatDateTime('yyyy-mm-dd', IncDay(Now, -1)) + WideExtractFileExt(FileName);
end.

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#4 2020-01-13 17:57

tom.amitai
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Registered: 2013-04-18
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Re: Rename with yesterday's date?

den4b wrote:

You don't necessarily need the Pascal Script rule, because you can adjust date/time in the filename using the Reformat Date rule.

So you can simply insert the current system date time using the ":Date_Now:" meta tag, and then adjust it by -24 hours or whatever you need.

Thanks, I didn't even notice that function!

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