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Libcox Command Reference

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Command Syntax

idate format [timestamp = time()]




Returns a number formatted according to the given format string using the given integer timestamp or the current local time if no timestamp is given. In other words, timestamp is optional and defaults to the value of time(). Unlike the command date, idate accepts just one char in the format parameter.



Supported format:
d Day of the month
h Hour (12 hour format)
H Hour (24 hour format)
i Minutes
I (uppercase i)1 if DST is activated, 0 otherwise
L (uppercase l) returns 1 for leap year, 0 otherwise
m Month number
s Seconds
t Days in current month
U Seconds since the Unix Epoch - January 1 1970 00:00:00 UTC - this is the same as time()
w Day of the week (0 on Sunday)
W ISO-8601 week number of year, weeks starting on Monday
y Year (1 or 2 digits - check note below)
Y Year (4 digits)
z Day of the year
Z Timezone offset in seconds.


Optional Parameter: The optional timestamp parameter is an integer Unix timestamp that defaults to the current local time if a timestamp is not given. In other words, it defaults to the value of time().

Return Value

All integer: Use libcox_value_to_int() to extract the processing result.