DATE

DATE

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The DATE command displays the current date and time or translates a date between internal and external format.

 

 

Format

 

DATE {date}

 

DATE INTERNAL

 

where

 

dateis an internal or external format date.

 

 

If no date is specified, the date and time are reported in the form

 

Tuesday, March 8, 1994  10:30 AM

 

This format is fixed, regardless of use of the DATE.FORMAT command.

 

See TIME for an alternative format date and time report.

 

If date is specified, the converted form of this date (internal to external or vice versa) is reported.

 

The DATE INTERNAL form shows the internal day number for the current date.

 

 

Examples

 

DATE

Tuesday, February 15, 2000 00:12:50 PM

 

DATE 10012

Tuesday, May 30, 1995

 

DATE 1 Oct 99

11597

 

DATE INTERNAL

14447