assuming you don't need to generate those strings dynamically
Thanks for the *paste* tip, though, as the documentation only talks about using paste with date, time and date+time, so that's an interesting tidbit you've added. I will keep that in mind also.
Just to re-cap:
* I am also interested in calling an external program and passing what the user selected as a cmdline argument to that program. (alternate variation of STEP3)
Thanks in advance,