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I know the \date command inserts a date in the title, but as I keep working on this document of mine I want to be able to keep a record of what I wrote on each day. I've been simply writing the date now every time I write every day, but I was wondering if there was a command I could use to place the date in a less obtrusive part that's not the body of my document.

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You could use a % symbol in your source prior to the date. It would not appear in your typeset document, but would be part of your source code. –  Steven B. Segletes Aug 28 '13 at 19:20
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I would recommend you to use a version control system (VCS) to keep track of changes on your document. VCS are not only for programming source code, it works great on LaTeX document also. I have used VCS for my own documents.

There are currently a few that you could choose from:

There maybe more, but those are the ones I have used.

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See also ctan.org/pkg/vc. –  Sean Allred Aug 29 '13 at 2:57
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