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LuaDate v2.2

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Lua Date and Time module for Lua 5.x.


  • Date and Time string parsing.
  • Time addition and subtraction.
  • Time span calculation.
  • Support ISO 8601 Dates.
  • Local time support.
  • Lua module (not binary).
  • Formats Date and Time like strftime.


MIT license.


Documentation is available in the doc folder, or online at Github.


Tests are located in the spec directory and can be run using busted.



  • search for "copyright" and update all occurences with proper years
  • update version in:
    • (at the top)
    • date.lua (at the top, and exported field date.version)
    • index.html (appr. line 20)
  • update rockspec
  • commit as release x.y.z (omit trailing 0)
  • tag as version_x.y.z (omit trailing 0)
  • push commit & tags
  • upload rock to luarocks


  • v2.2 add 'centuryflip' to set 2 digit year interpretation #26
  • v2.1.3 fix rockspec for Lua 5.4
  • v2.1.2 fix scientific notation #9, now available for Lua 5.3
  • v2.1.1 fix for '>=' operator #3, added test suite, added Travis CI, license MIT
  • v2.1 Lua 5.2 support. Global 'date' will no longer be set.
  • v2.0 original by Jas Latrix

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