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Old 09-19-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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how to set linux system time in 12/24 hr?


Hi,

When I use the `date' command on RHEL5, I can get the time shown in 24 hr format. I wonder if the time can be shown in 12 hr format. But I don't want to use the `date +FORMAT' to do that, neither `alias date='date +FORMAT''. I just want a simple `date' to show time in 12hr format.

Is there any configuration file about the 12/24 hr format?

Is the format related to the value of the environment variable 'TIMEFORMAT'? I can't find its default value by 'set | grep -i timeformat'.

How can I know what the current format is? I mean, when I use `date', I can get "Sun Sep 19 13:22:50 CST 2010", which seems like 24hr format; but when I use `hwclock', I can get "Sun 19 Sep 2010 01:23:05 PM CST -0.174299 seconds", which seems like 12hr format.

Thank you very much!
 
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is this a standard RHEL 5.5 headless server ?
or a desktop with Gnome or KDE3 installed ?
 
Old 09-19-2010, 01:50 AM   #3
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It has a desktop installed. But I only want to use the CLI because I need to write scripts for this.
 
  


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