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Old 07-17-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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how to display the current time at a different timezone

Hi all,

I'm in need of a cli application that can display the current time at a specified timezone.
I thought 'date' should be able to do the job, but I was surprised to learn that I was wrong (or was I?)
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With some hints, date can do it:
$ TZ=CET date; TZ=UTC date; TZ=Hongkong date; TZ=Montreal date
Tue Jul 17 17:38:25 CEST 2007
Tue Jul 17 15:38:25 UTC 2007
Tue Jul 17 23:38:25 HKT 2007
Tue Jul 17 15:38:25 Montreal 2007
Old 07-17-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Good news:
[yves@server ~]$ date
mar jui 17 17:51:30 CEST 2007
[yves@server ~]$ TZ=GMT-5 date
mar jui 17 20:52:46 GMT 2007
Old 07-18-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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That's great, thank you both!


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