Linux - Date command, How to change your system date and time
Date commandThe date command is use to set or change your system date or time
date command to view the the current date and time
# date Thu Dec 24 19:06:46 IST 2009
How to change your system date and time?
MM = month of the year (01 to 12)
dd = day of the month (01 to 31)
hh = hour of the day (00 to 23)
mm = minute of the hour (00 to 59>
cc = The first to digits of the year
yyyy = Year
.ss = Seconds
# date 061215002009
The output for the above date command is
Thu Jun 12 15:00:00 IST 2009
You can also use the bellow command to set date and time
# date -s "12 JUN 2009 12:00:00"
# date set="12 JUN 2009 12:00:00"
# date +%Y%m%d -s "20090612"
The above are the some of the linux commands which are used to set date and time in linux machine.
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