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Old 08-17-2001
changing the date

I need to change the date of the UNIX server at work to 20 aug 2001.

How do I do this?

And will this affect any databases running, or do I need to bring all databases down?

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Old 08-17-2001
man date

This will show you how to change the time on the machine - and as you have hinted be very careful because applications may be using the system clock. Crontab jobs will certainly be affected.

It's best to look at the application documentation or ask a support/consultant contact how changing system time will affect the running of the application.

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Old 09-13-2001
Re: changing the date

[QUOTE]Originally posted by JBX
[B]I need to change the date of the UNIX server at work to 20 aug 2001.

To change the date u have to login as root
and command is $ date 010820hhmm

where hh is hour and mm is time to be set

the firmat is $ date yymmddhhmm

yy is year
mm is month
dd is date

Cheers Smilie

Amit Jain

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