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Expose workflow start datetime as environment variable

It'd be nice if we had a way to get an environment variable ($CIRCLE_WORKFLOW_START?) which contained some sort of date / time stamp. My use case is that we are generating a python file at the end of the workflow which contains metadata about the build (who built it, what branch, what commit, etc.) and it would be nice to have a single timestamp that we could use to show when the build was started.

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  • Oct 5 2018
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    26 Oct 11:58

    We have the same usecase where we want to tag our build with built time.