Learn how to use current date and time in VS Code Snippets.
Previously when generating new blog articles, adding dates to Markdown frontmatter was a manual step that required me to:
- Determine the date
- Convert what I read into the date format I use for frontmatter
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: