# [texhax] How to insert file content into a string?

Micha Hofri hofri at WPI.EDU
Sat Nov 4 19:06:22 CET 2006

Hi to all:

We work on a book, and many versions of typeset sections fly back and
forth.  We would like to insert in the output of latex the time the
on a Unix system and can get the string , say "Nov 4 13:05" into a file,
say filedate, which I could then read with \input{filedate}.

Printing it once is easy, but how can I get it into a header
definition?  Currently that definition includes the predefined \today, so
it would be enough if I could use this new string in, say, a
\renewcommand{\today}{...here...}?

Thanks,

--Micha Hofri