Obsidian isn't detecting today's date correctly

Steps to reproduce

  • Open Obsidian with the “Daily Notes” plugin enabled
  • Click “Open today’s note” in the sidebar

Expected result

  • Obsidian opens the file for today’s note (January 21st, 2021)

Actual result

  • Obsidian opens the daily note for 16 days ago (January 5th, 2021).


  • Operating system: Linux (Fedora 33)
  • Obsidian version: 0.10.8

Additional information

There’s tons of “Daily notes” files in my vault that are exported from Roam. I’ve configured the daily notes syntax to match roam’s formatting (e.g. “April 14th, 2020”).

I thought flatpak’s sandboxing might be a possible source of the error, so I tried the AppImage and the bug persisted. I’ve also tried rebooting my computer and opening Obsidian the next day.

I want you to look very carefully at the date format you put and think.


@WhiteNoise thanks for the teachable moment! :slight_smile: Was a simple matter of changing to an uppercase “D”.

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