University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)
Institute of Computational Biology

GMTIME -- formatted Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)


Parameter Description Default
"format" format $day $month $year - $hour:$min
%GMTIME% uses the default date format defined by the {DefaultDateFormat} setting in configure

Supported special format tokens:

Token: Unit: Example
$seconds seconds 59
$minutes minutes 59
$hours hours 23
$day day of month 31
$wday day of the Week (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat) Thu
$dow day of the week (Sun = 0) 2
$week number of week in year (ISO 8601) 34
$month short name of month Dec
$mo 2 digit month 12
$year 4 digit year 1999
$ye 2 digit year 99
$tz either "GMT" (if set to gmtime), or "Local" (if set to servertime) GMT
$iso ISO format timestamp 2024-02-28T00:22:18Z
$rcs RCS format timestamp 2024/02/28 00:22:18
$http E-mail & http format timestamp Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:22:18 GMT
$epoch Number of seconds since 00:00 on 1st January, 1970 1709079738
Tokens can be shortened to 3 characters


  • %GMTIME% expands to 28 Feb 2024 - 00:22
  • %GMTIME{"$day $month, $year - $hour:$min:$sec"}% expands to 28 Feb, 2024 - 00:22:18
    ALERT! When used in a template topic, this macro will be expanded when the template is used to create a new topic. See TemplateTopics#TemplateTopicsVars for details.

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