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Between begin and end titlepage, I use \date{\today}. C-c C-c does not complain, but no date shows up. I saw another guy using isodate, but I don't have that package. On aptitude search ~n^texlive, there seems to be nothing date-related (?).

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What compilation system are you using? I usually don't put anything in \date{} (i.e. I don't issue the command) and both pdflatex and xelatex answers that by putting today's date on the title page. Are you sure you haven't modified the title page and removed a call to \@thedate (or whatever it's called internally)? – Tomas Lycken May 28 '12 at 13:22
Hm, compilation system. I hit C-c C-c in LaTeX/P mode, then it uses the default command, which is LaTeX. Is that it? – Emanuel Berg May 28 '12 at 13:28
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You've just misunderstood slightly how \date works I think. The argument of \date is saved, and printed by \maketitle. When you write \date{\today}, you say that \maketitle should print todays date (which it does by default, in the standard classes at least). To print todays date at a place of your choosing, just write \today.

\maketitle also prints the \title and \author. For example:

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\author{Some One}

Today is \today.

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Right, \today works. – Emanuel Berg May 28 '12 at 13:29

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