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## Copyright (C) 2008 Bill Denney
##
## This software is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {datenum =} today ()
## Returns the current local date as the number of days since Jan 1, 0000.
## By this reckoning, Jan 1, 1970 is day number 719529.
##
## The returned number corresponds to 00:00:00 today.
##
## The returned value is also called a "serial date number"
## (see @code{datenum}).
## @seealso{clock, date, datenum, now}
## @end deftypefn

## Author: Bill Denney <bill@denney.ws>
## Created: 21 Jan 2008

function t = today ()

  t = floor (now ());

endfunction

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