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# getdate

get date and time information

### Syntax

dt=getdate() x=getdate("s") dt=getdate(x)

### Arguments

- dt
an integer vector with 10 entries (see below)

- x
an integer containing a date coded in second from 1 Jan 1970

### Description

- dt=getdate()
returns the current date in format given below:

- dt(1)
The year as a number (with the century) between 0000 and 9999.

- dt(2)
The month of the year as a number between 01 and 12.

- dt(3)
The ISO 8601 week number as a number between 01 and 53.

- dt(4)
The Julian day of the year as a number between 001 and 366.

- dt(5)
Specifies the weekday as a decimal number [1,7], with 1 representing Sunday.

- dt(6)
The day of the month as a number between 01 and 31.

- dt(7)
The hour of the day is output as a number between 00 and 23.

- dt(8)
The minute is output as a number between 00 and 59.

- dt(9)
The second is output as a number between 00 and 59.

- dt(10)
The millisecond is output as a number between 000 and 999.

- x=getdate("s")
returns a scalar with the number of seconds since Jan 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC (Unix Time Convention)

Please note that the return value contains the leap seconds.

- dt=getdate(x)
formats the date given by x (number of seconds since Jan 1, 1970, 00:00 UTC) in format given above. In this case dt(10) is always equal to 0.

`getdate(0)`

will return Jan 1, 1970, 00:00 if the time zone concerned is UTC, but if the time zone is UTC+1, hour returned will be 01:00.

### Examples

w=getdate() mprintf("Year:%d,Month:%d,Day:%d",w(1),w(2),w(6)); x=getdate("s") getdate(x)

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