Use the date command to print the current date and time. If you add the -u flag, the results will be for the Greenwich mean time
zone. And if you log in as a superuser, you can even change the date or time with the -s flag. Now, that's power!
Here are some examples:
date Print the date and time.
Sat Nov 2 20:09:43 EST 1996 date -u Print the GMT date and time.
Sun Nov 3 01:09:45 GMT 1996 date -s 0503 Set the clock to 5:03 A.M.
For more information on the date command, see the
Comments - most recent first (Please feel free to answer questions posted by others!)
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sandeep kumar (05 Sep 2012, 09:22)
i m student of b.tech final .i want learn linux shell scripting .
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nikhil (18 Mar 2012, 06:23)
i want to know about the process of the booting nd ways of changing the
process of booting ?
Majed (08 Aug 2011, 10:38)
@Mauro you probably have a problem with the time zone in gentoo i checked
the file /etc/conf.d/clock and changed the time zone and something to do
with the hardware clock
Majed (08 Aug 2011, 09:06)
this string should be included as example :
date -s "8 AUG 2011 16:06:00"
Majed (08 Aug 2011, 08:59)
i had my time wrong on gentoo so thanks for the tip on how to change time
because i didn't find the time to lookup the command on the internet.
However, you should include in the example of how to change date too and
from +3 to +2, because the help doesn't provide information on how to write
Mauro (01 Feb 2011, 12:18)
hi, when i installed linux (debian) i made a mistake setting the utc time.
now even if set the utc time with date -u -s <time>, at the next
reboot the time returns to the older. i also tried with hwclock but i get a
time-out error and dpkg-reconfigure tzdata only reconfigure local time.
therefore every time i boot i have to change manually the time. how i can
definitely fix this problem with no linux reinstallation? thks
jim (24 Aug 2010, 02:37)
i want to learn do i need more software?
TooCool (01 Aug 2010, 02:43)
This is really great....thnx a ton
Thanakorn (05 May 2010, 02:49)
very good knowledge
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