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Old 06-01-2010
How to get system time

I am trying to write a script which will compare the start time of a process with the current time. but I am having trouble finding the command to get the current time.
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Old 06-01-2010
what is the format of the time?
you can get the system date with date command
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Old 06-01-2010
I can get the date using this
Code:
RUN_DATE=`date '+%m-%y'`

but don't know how to get time
format can be HH:mm:ss (24 hours)
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Old 06-01-2010
Code:
date +"%H:%M:%S"

Code:
15:59:35

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