Incorrect Date Parsing in Unique Note Prefix Format

Bug Report: Incorrect Date Parsing in Unique Note Prefix Format

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Set the note prefix format to β€œ:thought_balloon: (YY.MM.DD)”.
  2. Use a hotkey (in this context, cmd+U) to create a unique note. The current date is March 15, 2024.

Troubleshooting Attempted

Expected Behavior

  • The note’s date prefix should be β€œ24.03.15”, aligning with the specified format β€œ:thought_balloon: (YY.MM.DD)”.
  • Alternatively, if this is due to some overly rigid uniqueness rules (in my case, I’m 100% sure there are no other notes with the same name) that increment the day, it should be clearly explained and stated, as the current behavior is confusing.

Actual Behavior

  • The generated note’s date prefix is β€œ24.03.23”, which does not match the expected date format.

Environment Details

  • Obsidian Version: v1.5.10
  • Installer Version: v1.4.13
  • Operating System: Darwin Kernel Version 23.2.0 (macOS)
  • Login Status: Logged in
  • Catalyst License: VIP
  • Insider Build: Enabled
  • Live Preview: Enabled
  • Base Theme: Light
  • Community Theme: None
  • Snippets Enabled: 0
  • Restricted Mode: Off
  • Plugins Installed: 5
  • Plugins Enabled: 5
    1. Readwise Official v2.0.1
    2. Calendar v1.5.10
    3. Dataview v0.5.64
    4. Find orphaned files and broken links v1.9.1
    5. Better Word Count v0.10.1


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