How to get the current date in jquery?


I want to know how to use the Date() function in jQuery to get the current date in a yyyy/mm/dd format.

Date() is not part of jQuery, it is one of JavaScript's features.

See the documentation on Date object.

You can do it like that:

var d = new Date();

var month = d.getMonth()+1;
var day = d.getDate();

var output = d.getFullYear() + '/' +
    (month<10 ? '0' : '') + month + '/' +
    (day<10 ? '0' : '') + day;

See this jsfiddle for a proof.

The code may look like a complex one, because it must deal with months & days being represented by numbers less than 10 (meaning the strings will have one char instead of two). See this jsfiddle for comparison.