Time/Date Formats for Macros

This section describes the time formats available for the %{TIME:…} and %{LASTTIME:…} macros for the Command Line, the Folder and the File Monitors as well as for all the Alert Actions.

Format Description
EPOCH is replaced by the number of seconds that have elapsed since 00:00:00 GMT, Jan 01, 1970.
%% is replaced by a single % character.
%a is replaced by the locale’s abbreviated weekday name (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri or Sat).
%A is replaced by the locale’s full weekday name (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday).
%b is replaced by the locale’s abbreviated month name (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov or Dec).
%B is replaced by the locale’s full month name (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December).
%c is replaced by the locale’s date and time representation (mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss).
%C is replaced by the century (a year divided by 100 and truncated to an integer) as a decimal number (00-99).
%d is replaced by the day of the month as a decimal number (01-31).
%D is equivalent to %m/%d/%y (mm/dd/yy).
%e is replaced by the day of month as a decimal number (1-31); single digits are preceded by a blank.
%h is replaced by the locale’s abbreviated name of the month.
%H is replaced by the hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (00-23).
%I is replaced by the hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (01-12).
%j is replaced by the day of the year as a decimal number (001-366).
%k is replaced by the hour (24-hour clock) as a decimal number (0-23); single digits are preceded by a blank.
%l is replaced by the hour (12-hour clock) as a decimal number (1-12); single digits are preceded by a blank.
%m is replaced by the month as a decimal number (01-12).
%M is replaced by the minute as a decimal number (00-59).
%n is replaced by a newline.
%p is replaced by locale’s equivalent of AM (ante meridiem) or PM (post meridiem) as appropriate.
%r is equivalent to %I:%M:%S %p (hh:mm:ss AM/PM).
%R is equivalent to %H:%M (hh:mm).
%S is replaced by the second as a decimal number (00-60).
%t is replaced by a tab.
%T is equivalent to %H:%M:%S (hh:mm:ss).
%u is replaced by the weekday (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (1-7).
%U is replaced by the week number of the year (the first Sunday as the first day of week 1) as a decimal number (00-53).
%V is replaced by the week number of the year (the first Monday as the first day of week 1) as a decimal number (00-53).
%w is replaced by the weekday (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number (0-6).
%W is replaced by the week number of the year (the first Monday as the first day of week 1) as a decimal number (00-53).
%x is replaced by the locale’s date representation. In the default locale, it is equivalent to %m/%d/%y (mm/dd/yy).
%X is replaced by the locale’s time representation. In the default locale, it is equivalent to %H:%M:%S (hh:mm:ss).
%y is replaced by the year without century as a decimal number (00-99).
%Y is replaced by the year with century as a decimal number.
%Z is replaced by the time zone name.
%Ec is replaced by an alternative appropriate date and time representation .
%EC is replaced by the name of the base year (period) in the locale’s alternative representation.
%Ex is replaced by the locale’s alternative date representation.
%EX is replaced by the locale’s alternative time representation.
%Ey is equivalent to the offset from %EC (year only) in the locale’s alternative representation.
%EY is replaced by the alternative representation of the year in full.
%Od is replaced by the day of the month using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%Oe is equivalent to %Od.
%OH is replaced by the hour (24-hour clock) using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%OI is replaced by the hour (12-hour clock) using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%Om is replaced by the month using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%OM is replaced by the minutes using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%OS is replaced by the seconds using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%OU is replaced by the week of the year (Sunday as the first day of the week) using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%Ow is replaced by the day of week (Sunday=0) using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%OW is replaced by the week of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.
%Oy is replaced by the year (offset from %C) in the locale’s alternative representation and using the locale’s alternative numeric symbols.