Learn how to use current date and time in VS Code Snippets.
Previously when generating new blog articles (inVS Code, now I generate articles in Obsidian), adding dates to Markdown frontmatter was a manual step that required me to:
As of VS Code release 1.20, Snippets have access to the current date and time with one of the following variables:
Now if I want a frontmatter "date" for Markdown for the current year, month and day (
YYYY-MM-DD), I can add the following to my snippet:
Using the published date of this post, the expanded snippet produces:
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