jQuery Get Todays Date dd/mm/yyyy

JavaScript code snippet to get the current date in the format dd/mm/yyyy. The month is formatted to prefix with a zero (ie “04″) for single month figures. Also, here is how you can get a future date using jQuery

var fullDate = new Date()
console.log(fullDate);
//Thu May 19 2011 17:25:38 GMT+1000 {}
 
//convert month to 2 digits
var twoDigitMonth = ((fullDate.getMonth().length+1) === 1)? (fullDate.getMonth()+1) : '0' + (fullDate.getMonth()+1);
 
var currentDate = fullDate.getDate() + "/" + twoDigitMonth + "/" + fullDate.getFullYear();
console.log(currentDate);
//19/05/2011

Note: the console.log() commands are just for use with firebug.

If the above code doesn’t work try this (thanks pnilesh):

var fullDate = new Date();console.log(fullDate);
var twoDigitMonth = fullDate.getMonth()+"";if(twoDigitMonth.length==1)  twoDigitMonth="0" +twoDigitMonth;
var twoDigitDate = fullDate.getDate()+"";if(twoDigitDate.length==1) twoDigitDate="0" +twoDigitDate;
var currentDate = twoDigitDate + "/" + twoDigitMonth + "/" + fullDate.getFullYear();console.log(currentDate);