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I read http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-s...ommand-prompt/ which says I can set day,month,year,time or day,month,year or just 'time'(using %T).
I was wondering if I can set just the second part of time ?
Like I can output the second part of time as mentioned in my first post.
Last edited by sumeet inani; 02-26-2010 at 01:37 AM.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
I see what you expect. If date doesn't accept that, you have to feed it HH:MM:SS format.
date +%T -s "$(date +%R):35"
This will feed a valid time string into date -s. If date can handle setting the time using the %T parameter, this will work. Untested, I don't want to set the time on the machine I am currently at.
As mentioned earlier I was trying to avoid typing hour & minute while setting second.
You accomplished that by inputing current hour , minute through date command.
I also conclude that so many options for format are for displaying & not all of them can be used individually ( means singly like %S alone gave error ) while setting time ( obviously as root ) .
Tell me if I am wrong ?