I'd like to use the \today command within a pathname.


This should point to ./Figures_2017-11-13/

What is the best way to concatenate/expand \today output with a string?

  • Welcome to TeX.SE! I've taken the liberty of editing your code slightly; feel free to revert. – Mico Nov 13 '17 at 21:56

datetime was replaced by datetime2, which allows \today to expand. It also uses the ISO format as the default, so just replace



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    I'll defer to you and delete:-) – David Carlisle Nov 13 '17 at 22:18
  • @DavidCarlisle Your answer is also useful :-) It doesn't have the overhead of loading datetime2. (I upvoted it.) – Nicola Talbot Nov 13 '17 at 23:04
  • Thanks -- note that datetime2 uses a different default time zone than datetime – bbuzz31 Nov 14 '17 at 1:27
  • @bbuzz31 datetime doesn't have time zone support. datetime2 obtains it from \pdfcreationdate. – Nicola Talbot Nov 14 '17 at 9:10

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