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Create timestamped duplicates of files via AppleScript
Authored by: Andreas. on Sep 29, '08 10:55:36AM
If you want to make the dateStamp a bit 'friendlier' you could append the filename with the output of

on createDateString()
    set theDate to current date
    set the_month to characters 1 thru 3 of (month of theDate as text) as string
    set {the_hour, the_minutes, ampm} to {hours of theDate, minutes of theDate, word -1 of (theDate as text)}
    if the_minutes < 10 then set the_minutes to "0" & the_minutes
    return "" & the_month & " " & day of theDate & "  " & the_hour & "." & the_minutes & ampm
end createDateString
or, say,
set dateStamp to do shell script "/bin/date '+%a %b %e  %H:%M:%S'"

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