Using the command-line, I want to create a log file with today's date in the name (for example, today is 05/17/2011, so the filename would have to be log051711).
I know how to create the file (touch filename), but I don't know how to get today's date. I have looked at the manual for date, but it seems that I can't really format its output?
Any help would be appreciated. :)