# Show Build date and time in Marlin 2.0

Is there a command to show the compile date and time of the Marlin 2.0 firmware? Also, is there a way to show this info at boot up?

You can show the compile date and time during bootup by changing the constant STRING_SPLASH_LINE2 in Configuration.h:

#define STRING_SPLASH_LINE2 __DATE__ " " __TIME__

• From Sanity Check: STRING_SPLASH_LINE[12] are now obsolete. Please remove them from Configuration.h. Sep 18 '19 at 0:21
• Apparantly, the possibility to change the text was removed (Invariant Marlin bootscreen, #15057), so this only works for versions prior to August 28.
– Ives
Sep 19 '19 at 13:00
• So I guess I'll have to write the functionality myself and hope that Marlin adopts it. Sep 19 '19 at 18:40
• Seeing as they deliberately removed this functionality, I don't thinks that's going to happen. If I'm reading the source code correctly, there should be a STRING_SPLASH_LINE3 that is printed at boot time. Haven't tried it though.
– Ives
Sep 20 '19 at 19:30
• Yes, I saw something like that to. But I also saw the comment about it being deprecated. Ah well, at least its the "correct" answer. Sep 20 '19 at 22:07