I cannot figure out how to echo the date and time, with a zero padded hour, to insert a timestamp in my batch files.
The following is the set command that I use to echo the date and time:
set _DateTime=%DATE:~10,4%-%DATE:~4,2%-%DATE:~7,2%_%time:~0,2%-%time:~3,2% echo _DateTime=%_DateTime%
The following is what the code above generated in the console window at 9:50 AM:
C:>set _DateTime=2021-07-27_ 9-50 C:>echo _DateTime=2021-07-27_ 9-50 _DateTime=2021-07-27_ 9-50
As you can see, the hour is not zero padded.
There is a blank space, instead of a zero, preceding the 9.
I would like to know how to zero pad the hour, and where I can learn why your solution works.
Any suggestions about how to find the answer would be very welcome.
Source: Windows Questions