<!--HIP date -->
This line will be replaced with a line like this:
<!--HIP date --> Month dd, yyyy
The Month dd, yyyy part will of course be the current system date. Warning: anything else on the line will be discarded. The date command is completely replaced with HIP's own date string, it does not attempt to parse what was there before.
Other date related options
In addition, several date related variables are made available automatically, which allow much more flexible date display. All of these are set based on the local time at the beginning of the HIP run.
The available variables are:
The month and day names are currently limited to USA English. See 'locale' in the examples archive for one way to work around this limitation. Its easy to come up with "vendredi 29 août 1997" instead of "August 29, 1997".