» timestamp Function

timestamp returns the current date and time.

In the Packer language, timestamps are conventionally represented as strings using RFC 3339 "Date and Time format" syntax, and so timestamp returns a string in this format.

The result of this function will change every second, so using this function directly with resource attributes will cause a diff to be detected on every Packer run.

» Examples

> timestamp()
2018-05-13T07:44:12Z
  • formatdate can convert the resulting timestamp to other date and time formats.