Date in name folder

What is the problem you are having with rclone?


I want to include the date of the day in the name folder. I tried the example below thanks to this topic that I found: Rclone "date variable" in folder name (in one row)?

But it literally creates a folder named date +%Y and a sub-folder %Y-%M-%d


Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.61.1

  • os/version: slackware 15.0+ (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.19.17-Unraid (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.19.4
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

local, from SFTP

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

rclone copy Blog:/home/blog.tld/wp-content/themes/ "/mnt/user/SitesWeb/blog/themes/date +%Y/%Y-%M-%d/" -v

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.


A log from the command with the -vv flag


hello and welcome to the forum,

should look something like

"/mnt/user/SitesWeb/blog/themes/`date +%Y/%Y-%M-%d`"

Hello and thank you for your answer. I'm a novice and hadn't paid attention to the quotation marks. It works perfectly now. Thank you!