date$ = GetDate([type])
The following formats are currently recognized by
GetDate()will fall back to this type.
#DATELOCALNATIVEwill return the date in the system's language. For example, on a German system September 4th 2002 will be returned as "04.09.02" but on a system in the USA it would be "09.04.02". Note that the time isn't returned at all for this type.
September 4th 2002 at 3.16pm and 23 seconds would look like this in the default Hollywood notation:
This notation is also used by other Hollywood commands, for example by the following commands: GetFileAttributes(), SetFileAttributes(), FileAttributes(), and CompareDates().
Note that even though
#DATELOCAL is the most common type for this
function, it is not the default due to historic purposes.
is the default type. (V4.5)
GetDate()will return the current UTC date and time. The UTC date and time will be passed in Hollywood's default date and time notation (see above). (V7.1)