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Anyways, I installed Slackware 9.1 into my old Compaq Presario 1680 and well, I tired changing the time..it wouldn't let me do something as simple as that. I tried "man date" and just the simple "date" parameters...but I can't seem to get it to work
Would someone please give me an example of what I will have to type in the terminal?
Yes, but as stated in the linked page above that does not change the time in the hardware clock. you also need to use the hwclock command or you will have to use the date command everytime you restart your computer.