NAME

date$ - current date

SYNOPSIS

v$ = date$

DESCRIPTION

Date$ supplies the current date in a ten-character string.  The string has the form mm-dd-yyyy, where mm represents two digits for the month, dd represents two digits for the date, and yyyy represents four digits for the year. 

EXAMPLE

Assuming that the date is December 30, 1984 the program
	print date$
produces the output
	12-30-1984

SEE ALSO

time$

USAGE NOTES

Neither date$ nor time$ may be used to set the time, only to read it. 

from The Basmark QuickBASIC Programmerís Manual by Lawrence Leinweber