General-Purpose Mail Package
|Official GNU Software|
The precise interpretation of a pure decimal number depends on the context in the date string.
If the decimal number is of the form yyyymmdd and no other calendar date item (see Calendar date items) appears before it in the date string, then yyyy is read as the year, mm as the month number and dd as the day of the month, for the specified calendar date.
If the decimal number is of the form hhmm and no other time of day item appears before it in the date string, then hh is read as the hour of the day and mm as the minute of the hour, for the specified time of day. mm can also be omitted.
If both a calendar date and a time of day appear to the left of a number in the date string, but no relative item, then the number overrides the year.
This document was generated on February 23, 2019 using makeinfo.Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.