# How to write date and time in footer

I am writing a report in which i need to write date and time in the footer. How do I write date and time in footer?

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      Jan 8, 2013 5:45 PM

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You can use the fancyhdr and datetime package to help with this, as demonstrated in the following MWE.

Note that \today is actually defined in LaTeX (no extra packages needed), but you need datetime for \currenttime

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{datetime}

\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[L]{\today\ \currenttime}
\pagestyle{fancy}

\begin{document}

\lipsum

\end{document}


The fancyhf command clears the header and the footer, and the fancyfoot command does the specific part of your question. Setting the pagestyle as fancy seals the deal.

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