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$date Identifier - mIRC
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$date can be used to return the current date in day/month/year format.




  • time Optional ctime number. Default when not used is the current ctime
  • format Optional format letters same as $asctime

Note: This identifier has identical syntax as $asctime. The only difference is the default displayed time when no format string is used.


Echo today's full date to the active window in dd/mm/yyyy format
//echo -a $date
Echo only the year-month for the specified ctime number
//echo -a $date(1234567890,yyyy-mm)


Added: mIRC v3.5
Added on: 07 Aug 1995
Note: Unless otherwise stated, this was the date of original functionality.
Further enhancements may have been made in later versions.

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