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JavaScript - how to get only current date?

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In JavaScript to get current time Date class is useful.

1. Predefined methods example

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

var now = new Date();

// Current date: Thu Feb 20 2020
console.log('Current date: ' + now.toDateString());

Note: during using to...String methods it is necessaryto be careful because of specific formatting of date and time on the locale.

2. Custom formatting (year, month, day) example

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

function renderNumber(value, length) {
    var result = value.toString();

    for(; length > result.length; length -= 1)
        result = '0' + result;

    return result;
}

var now = new Date();

var year = now.getFullYear();
var month = now.getMonth() + 1;
var day = now.getDate();

var date = renderNumber(year, 4) 
    + '.' + renderNumber(month, 2) 
    + '.' + renderNumber(day, 2);

console.log('Current date: ' + date); // Current date: 2020.02.20

References

  1. Date class - MDC Docs
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