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The %%date macro expands to the current date and time. It is very useful on the document headers or footer, to register the date when the document was generated. To expand to the source document last modification time, see the %%mtime macro .

This macros accepts several formatting directives. The full list can be found in the Python site. Here are the most commonly used:

%aLocale's abbreviated weekday name.
%ALocale's full weekday name.
%bLocale's abbreviated month name.
%BLocale's full month name.
%cLocale's appropriate date and time representation.
%dDay of the month as a decimal number [01,31].
%HHour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number [00,23].
%IHour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number [01,12].
%mMonth as a decimal number [01,12].
%MMinute as a decimal number [00,59].
%pLocale's equivalent of either AM or PM.
%SSecond as a decimal number [00,61]. (1)
%xLocale's appropriate date representation.
%XLocale's appropriate time representation.
%yYear without century as a decimal number [00,99].
%YYear with century as a decimal number.
%%A literal "%" character.


Macro-->Results for on 2010, Nov 04 at 08:09
%%date(Converted on: %c)--> Converted on: Thu Nov 4 08:09:04 2010
%%date(%I:%M %p)-->08:09 AM
%%date(Today is %A, on %B.)--> Today is Thursday, on November.

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