Having one temporary directory for downloads etc can quickly become a mess, so try this tip to organise by date. Put this into your .bashrc
export TD="$HOME/temp/`date +'%Y-%m-%d'`"
if [ ! -z "$1" ]; then
td="$HOME/temp/`date -d "$1 days" +'%Y-%m-%d'`";
mkdir -p $td; cd $td
You'll receive a new function 'td' for making temp-dirs under $HOME/temp/ named by date. It is also possible to switch days back with 'td -[n]', i. e. 'td -3' which means '3 days back from now'.
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