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Old 04-11-2006, 09:46 AM   #1
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changing the time in slackware


After daylight savings time my clock went ahead two hours instead of one and i must set it back one. I realized i don't even know how to set the time in slackware I did some research and apparently you can do it with date command but i couldnt get the syntax right. I tried date %l and the respective number one less than the current hour, and apparently thats not correct. Any help?
 
Old 04-11-2006, 12:34 PM   #2
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Use
Code:
info date
in console you'll find all the information you need there.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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Well for anyone else who might be wondering what to do, you use the -set flag on date and then type in the corresponding time while logged in as su. The current time before changing was 2:14 in the afternoon, so i typed the following command while logged in as su.
date -set 13:14 which took care of it. Not sure what %l really is for but its not this. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
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The alternative, as root is:

date MMDDhhmm

(Month Day Hour Minute)
 
  


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