I want to use automator to create a project folder with a Automator service, but i like to add the month and year (with two decimals) not the day, month and whole year.

want i can creatie is item_29022014 but i like to create a file named: 'item_0214' where the first two numbers (02) are the month and the last two numbers (14) are the last to numbers of the current year(2014).

Can i download some add-on for automator? Or do i need a custom script for this?

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  • I am confused, try again. Is that a part of file name?
    – Ruskes
    Feb 13, 2014 at 19:37
  • i cant explain my self better then this.
    – mvaneijgen
    Feb 13, 2014 at 19:42
  • great job, it is clear now.
    – Ruskes
    Feb 13, 2014 at 20:07

1 Answer 1


Check the answer found here


I changed the bash script code to include the date code.

shopt -s extglob
dcode=`date '+%m%y'`
for f in "$@"; do
   if [ "$f2" == "$f1" ] ; then     
       echo "$f" "${f1}_${dcode}"
       echo "$f" "${f1}_${dcode}.${f2}"

The code will should work even with files that do not have extensions.

Replace the commands echo with mv to actually get the code to do anything.

Hope that helped.

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