Inserting date and time in vim using insert-mode mapping

Using a text file and vim, I keep a log file of daily events happening in my life and at work. Before every new event, I insert the current date and time. By using insert-mode key mappings, the date and time is automatically generated and inserted.

Add the following line to the ~/.vimrc file:

inoremap idt <C-R>=strftime("%c")<CR>

Open vim enter insert mode, and type: idt

Wed Jul  1 22:09:31 2020 - The date and time was inserted by pressing idt while in insert mode
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-- INSERT --

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