1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 127
    Windows 10
       15 Jan 2016 #1

    How to output day of week to variable in batch

    Hi all,

    I am trying to write a batch file in Windows 10 to output day of week (Monday, Tuesday etc) to variable do that I can do certain procedures on differnt days o the week and am having major problems.

    If I type DATE /T at command prompt I get 15/01/16 and no day of week.

    I have change regional setting so that long date is in correct format but still if I type DATE /T at command prompt I get 15/01/16 and no day of week.

    All help appreciated.

    Thank you.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,629
    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Jan 2016 #2

    DATE /T shows the date, not day of the week. You need WMIC command to get the day of the week:

    wmic path win32_localtime get dayofweek

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    The output will be a number from 1 to 7, 1 being either Sunday or Monday depending on what is your local setting, if the first day of the week is Sunday or Monday. In my case, European system and Monday as the first day of the week, the command shown in above screenshot (yellow highlight) gave just now the output (green highlight) as 5 (Friday).

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