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Old 06-30-2005, 05:46 PM   #1
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changing the time in the system tray

to whom it may concern,

I'm new to linux,. Is there a way to change the time in the sytem tray from miltary time format to 12 hour format. if so, any feedback will be great

Old 06-30-2005, 08:55 PM   #2
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Right click on the clock and you should get a menu. Click on Date and Time Format
Change the HH or hH code to PH or pH.

Time format codes:

HH - The hour according to a 24-hour clock, using two digits (00 to 23).

hH - The hour according to a 24-hour clock, using one or two digits (0 to 23).

PH (uppercase eye) - The hour according to a 12-hour clock, using two digits (01 to 12).

pH (lowercase ell) - The hour according to a 12-hour clock, using one or two digits (1 to 12).

MM - The current minute using two digits (00 to 59).

SS - The current second using two digits (00 to 59).

AMPM - Either “am” or “pm” depending on the hour. Useful with PH or pH.

Or you can use the hwclock command.
I've never used the command so you will have to check the man pages.


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