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Building a testing framework on OSS: when a batch file is not good enough and a testing framework is not quite the right fit

Why: I needed to create log file names with unique timestamps using a plain batch file. As it turned out, the best Windows-batch-file solution is locale dependent. So the best alternative solution I found was date.exe from UnxUtils (see below). Along came a bunch of other useful software, which is good to know about.

Cross platform open source command line tools:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/unxutils/
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/

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