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Date and Time Format

Use the MS_PLOTBORDER_TIME_FORMAT configuration variable to adjust the format. There are also strftime( ) formatting codes. With these formatting strings, you can choose how to display the date and time. For example, you can set MS_PLOTBORDER_TIME_FORMAT=“It is now %I:%M %p on %A, %B %d, %Y”, which displays as “It is now 02:36 PM on Monday, December 10, 2007”.

The following table lists the variables and their definitions:

Variable Definition
%a Abbreviated weekday name
%A Full weekday name.
%b Abbreviated month name
%B Full month name
%c Date and time representation appropriate for locale
%d Day of month as decimal number (01-31)
%H Hour in 24-hour format (00-23)
%I Hour in 12-hour format (01-12)
%j Day of year as decimal number (001-366)
%m Month as decimal number (01-12)
%M Minute as decimal number (00-59)
%p Current locale's A.M./P.M. indicator for 12-hour clock
%S Second as decimal number (00-59)
%U Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as first day of week (00-51)
%w Weekday as decimal number (0-6; Sunday is 0)
%W Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as first day of week (00-51)
%x Date representation for current locale
%X Time representation for current locale
%y Year without century, as decimal number (00-99)
%Y Year with century, as decimal number
%z, %Z Time-zone name or abbreviation; no characters if time zone is unknown
%% Percent sign