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Old 12-21-2003, 06:37 AM   #1
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Date and Time


I am using Debian GNU LInux 3.0...

How can I set my date and time again from my console mode....

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Old 12-21-2003, 08:40 AM   #2
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With the date command:
man date

Or to sync with a time server:
rdate -s time.nist.gov
or
ntpdate -s time.nist.gov
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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With the date command I am trying to set my date but failed...

I mean can you show me an example of how to set my date only..

say I am want to change my date from 24 to 25....

Thanks in advance....
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:49 PM   #4
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Code:
date 12251950
hwclock -w
The first command set the date/time in the OS clock (12th month, 25th day, 19th hour, 50th minute). The second command stores the OS clock to the hardware clock. As already pointed out using man date would have told you all this.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:54 PM   #5
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Or if you want to just add 1 day on you could use:
date --set="`date|cut -d' ' -f1-2` $((`date|cut -d' ' -f3`+1)) `date|cut -d' ' -f4-6`"
 
Old 12-23-2003, 01:57 PM   #6
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I'd of used a variable to store the output of date myself Dave but yeah, you could do it that nice, straight forward way

cheers

Jamie..
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:39 PM   #7
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thanks....how can I view my date all the time at text mode...

I mean at my command prompt......

debian:/#[time]......here at time I want to view the current time .....

Last edited by mairul; 12-23-2003 at 10:41 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 12:26 PM   #8
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Take a look at this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=115354
 
  


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