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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers setting date and time Post 22892 by peter.herlihy on Wednesday 12th of June 2002 06:05:01 PM
Old 06-12-2002
Have you tried the search function of this forum...... you'll find a lot of info about this in there.

Also the 'date' man page - will give you a lot of options.

But to help you a little, the function you use is 'date' (This is used for date and time setting).

you need to consider which timezone is appropriate for you..your system is probably set up for you and the default will apply (echo $TZ will show you the timezone your system is using).

date 200206131359.30

This will set your date and time to 2002/06/13 13:15.30 (for the timezone applied).

To change the timezone..... export TZ=GMT+12 (will set your TZ to 12 hours ahead of GMT....). There are also options like NZ, EST etc (see man ctime for details).

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DM_DATE(1)						User Contributed Perl Documentation						DM_DATE(1)

dm_date - print out the system date and time SYNOPSIS
This performs the same operation as the unix 'date' command, but using the Date::Manip module. dm_date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT] DESCRIPTION
This displays information about the current system time, or some other time. Options are: -h, --help Print online help. -d STRING, --date=STRING Display time described by STRING. STRING can be any string which can be parsed by Date::Manip. Please refer to the Date::Manip::Date documentation for details. -f DATEFILE, --file=DATEFILE This reads each line in DATEFILE, and extracts a date from it and prints out the information. Blank lines and lines starting with a pound (#) are ignored. Lines not containing a valid date are also ignored. -r FILE, --reference=FILE Displays the last modification time of FILE. -R, --rfc-2822 Displayc the date and time in RFC 2822 format. Example: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:34:56 -0600 -u, --utc, --universal Converts the date to UT (GMT) and prints out the information. Only one of -d, -f, or -r should be included. If more than one is included, the first one from the list (-d, -f, -r) is used and any other is ignored. The format string starts with a plus (+) and contains any of the format directives described in Date::Manip::Date. KNOWN BUGS
Please refer to the Date::Manip::Problems documentation for information on submitting bug reports or questions to the author. SEE ALSO
Date::Manip::Date LICENSE
This script is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. AUTHOR
Sullivan Beck (sbeck@cpan.org) perl v5.16.3 2014-06-09 DM_DATE(1)

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