Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Get Time and Then Set Date and Time

Get the date
# date +%T
shows hh:mm:ss

Set the date/time
# date 10102248
sets the date and time to Oct 10, 10:48 pm
# date 2251.34
sets the time to 10 hours 51 minutes 34 seconds pm

Display Date
# date
Tue Oct 10 22:49:55 KST 2006
# date '+%h %d, 20%y'
Oct 10, 2006


Meena Athmanathan said...

Thanks! it helped.

pobby69 said...

Thanks for this. Might just be worth mentioning that the logged in account needs sufficient permissions to change the date and/or time.

Might be obvious but I'm pretty new to this!