I have looked all through the doccument and I can't find anything that would allow me to access the current date, yet I've seen somebody with a custom command that is somehow able to do this?
you can access the system time/date by creating a file and accessing its getCreationDate (or modify something and access its getModificationDate.)
Also, you can use Date object. If you ommit all parameters passed to the constructor, you'll receive
the current date / time.
var d = new Date(); fl.trace( d );