Using the Unix Epoch timestamp for file naming

Another aide-mémoire today, illustrated via a small script.

I was musing on file version numbering (yes I know about SVN et al, but sometimes they are overkill) and considered using the time represented as the number of seconds elapsed since the Unix Epoch, seems like a simple approach wrapped into the file and filename, what am I missing?

Oh yes, a handy way to remember CASE syntax in bash as well..

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Using .forward files and retaining a local copy

If your read your email on a platform able to utilise dot forward files (.forward), it’s useful to know that aside from adding a forward address to bounce mail onwards seamlessly, you can retain a copy at the original receiving host by constructing your .forward as below, where I show an excerpt from my system.

#cat .forward
\localusername
somebody@somehost.com

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