Sunday, August 16, 2009

v8.20.0007 - 2009-08-16 09:37

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  • + Scripting got a new function.
      Name:   formatdate
      Action: Returns a date/time expression in a specific format,
              optionally shifted by a specific interval.
      Syntax: formatdate([date], [format], [shift_unit], [shift_num])
      date:   [optional] Date expression to be formatted.
              Defaults to now.
      format: [optional] e.g. yyyymmdd_hhnnss;
              also supports named formats Zodiac and ISOWeek
              Defaults to general system date/time format.
      shift_unit: [optional] unit to shift date by
                  y = years
                  m = months
                  w = weeks
                  d = days
                  h = hours
                  n = minutes
                  s = seconds
      Legal results: between 01.01.0100 and 31.12.9999
                     else error
      shift_num: [optional] number of units to shift date by
                 negative to go back in time
                 must be an integer value
        ::text formatdate(); //16.08.2009 08:27:05
        ::text formatdate(, "yyyymmdd_hhnnss"); //20090816_082217
        ::text formatdate("", "yyyymmdd_hhnnss"); //Error: Invalid date
        ::text formatdate("16.08.2009", "Zodiac"); //Leo
      Examples for shifted dates:
        // returns 16.08.2009 08:00:03
        ::text formatdate("16.08.2009 08:00:00", , "s", 3);
        // returns 16.08.2009 08:03:00 (+ 3 minutes)
        ::text formatdate("16.08.2009 08:00:00", , "s", 180);
        // returns 16.08.2009 07:59:59
        ::text formatdate("16.08.2009 08:00:00", , "s", -1);
        // returns 16.08.2009 11:30:00 (+ 3.5 hours)
        ::text formatdate("16.08.2009 08:00:00", , "n", 210);
        // returns 16.08.2009 08:00:00 with error "Date shifting failed"
        ::text formatdate("16.08.2009 08:00:00", , "y", 7991);
        A practical example would be to shift the timestamp of your
        photos after coming back from a holiday in a different zime
          //set modified date of current file to its EXIF + 6 hours
          ::timestamp m, formatdate("", ,"h", 6);
  • ! Raw View Hex mode: Would not display Unicode files correctly on Unicode/MBCS systems like Chinese, Japanese. Fix #4.