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I have this code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a5paper]{geometry}
\usepackage[ddmmyyyy]{datetime}
\renewcommand{\dateseparator}{.}
\begin{document}
\today
\end{document}

Prints:

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How can I make it print this:

07 May, 2013

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From the datetime manual, you have two solutions:

  • either use the predefined shortdate format, which will print "07th may, 2013";
  • either define a new date format to get rid of the ordinal as well.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a5paper]{geometry}
\usepackage[nodayofweek]{datetime}

\newdateformat{mydate}{\twodigit{\THEDAY}{ }\shortmonthname[\THEMONTH], \THEYEAR}

\begin{document}

\shortdate
\today

\mydate
\today
\end{document}

enter image description here

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Sorry, I skipped the problem with the ordinal, working on it now. –  T. Verron May 7 '13 at 9:03
    
Is it possible to customize \today format yourself? –  user4035 May 7 '13 at 9:11
    
See my edit for both answers. :) –  T. Verron May 7 '13 at 9:13

Here is an humble attempt without having to use any package:

\documentclass{article}
\renewcommand{\today}{\ifnum\number\day<10 0\fi \number\day \space%
\ifcase \month \or January\or February\or March\or April\or May%
\or June\or July\or August\or September\or October\or November\or December\fi,%
\number \year} 
\begin{document}
\today
\end{document}
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