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I wrote a script to back a file up before editing it, although, it will also have other uses. Of course, while editing in VIM, I can always :w the file to another name, just, you know, in case I forget or something, I can back up a file before I even start to write to it.

This is what that script looks like:

filedate=$(date +%m%d%y%H%M%S)
cp $* $*.$filedate
echo copied to $*.$filedate
exit 0

tonybaldwin 2012.