Saturday, 28 January 2012



date can be used by a lot of applications in various forms. you may require to access a month,day, hour or second of  a particular date.

You may use the following options to achieve these functionalities.

%%   a literal %
 %a   locale's abbreviated weekday name (Sun..Sat)
 %A   locale's full weekday name, variable length (Sunday..Saturday)
 %b   locale's abbreviated month name (Jan..Dec)
 %B   locale's full month name, variable length (January..December)
 %c   locale's date and time (Sat Nov 04 12:02:33 EST 1989)
 %d   day of month (01..31)
 %D   date (mm/dd/yy)
 %e   day of month, blank padded ( 1..31)
 %h   same as %b
 %H   hour (00..23)
 %I   hour (01..12)
 %j   day of year (001..366)
 %k   hour ( 0..23)
 %l   hour ( 1..12)
 %m   month (01..12)
 %M   minute (00..59)
 %n   a newline
 %p   locale's AM or PM
 %r   time, 12-hour (hh:mm:ss [AP]M)
 %s   seconds since 00:00:00, Jan 1, 1970 (a GNU extension)
 %S   second (00..60)
 %t   a horizontal tab
 %T   time, 24-hour (hh:mm:ss)
 %U   week number of year with Sunday as first day of week (00..53)
 %V   week number of year with Monday as first day of week (01..52)
 %w   day of week (0..6);  0 represents Sunday
 %W   week number of year with Monday as first day of week (00..53)
 %x   locale's date representation (mm/dd/yy)
 %X   locale's time representation (%H:%M:%S)
 %y   last two digits of year (00..99)
 %Y   year (1970...)
 %z   RFC-822 style numeric timezone (-0500) (a nonstandard extension)
 %Z   time zone (e.g., EDT), or nothing if no time zone is determinable

To get the the current  month,year and day in mmddyyyy  format ,enter

date + ‘ %m%d%Y’

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