Linux - How to set date and time, Change date and time usind date command

How to set date and time

How to change the date in linux operating system using date command?

How can I set command from shell or command prompt?
# date
Sat Oct 15 00:08:09 IST 2011
The date command will just print the date. The -s along with date command is used to set the date. The below command is used to specify only date.
# date -s "14 OCT 2011"
Fri Oct 14 00:00:00 IST 2011

Set date and time to 14th OCT 2011
# date -s "14 OCT 2011 00:13:00"
Fri Oct 14 00:13:00 IST 2011

# date
Fri Oct 14 00:15:05 IST 2011

Command to create a file with date and time stamp
 # touch rename.txt`date +%d%m%y`

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