Is there any equivalent of \today in org mode which auto updates whenever the document is exported and can be inserted anywhere in text?

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Have a look at the time macro.

For example,

* Date test
This is the export time: {{{time(%Y-%m-%d)}}}.

Will produce the export date.

For the format of the time specification, check the documentation for format-time-string.

  • Hi .. it is {{{date}}} macro. Time doesn’t work
    – Vaibhav
    Nov 23, 2017 at 11:13
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    @Vaibhav I'm using orgmode 9.1, and I tested the example before posting. {{{date}}} is for the #+DATE property, {{{time}}} is for the export time.
    – Juancho
    Nov 23, 2017 at 19:33

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