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Old 10-28-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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Change system time or date or both


Hello,

How can I change the time and date on Linux?

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:39 PM   #2
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look at the "date" command:
man date

or sync with an ntp server using:
ntpdate time.nist.gov
rdate -s time.nist.gov
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:41 PM   #3
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man date
man time
man hwclock

Here's and example:

date --set="Tue Jun 10 17:50:05"
 
Old 10-28-2003, 02:57 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your posts...

I did as david_ross suggested and checked the man pages. And there I found that I could use "--set" to set the date, passing in some string. I was confused about what sort of string to use.

Then I noticed the post by druuna and I used

date --set="Wed Oct 28 13:53:00"

I logged out and back in again and I noticed that it worked.

Thanks again to you.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 03:10 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by druuna
Sorry, this is your first post I came across
and I'm TOO curious .... your nick is from
Serpieri's comics? :)

Your footer looks familiar :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-28-2003, 06:29 PM   #6
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Yep. Guilty, I'm a big Druuna fan

I don't even remember where I got the sig. It's been so for the last 15 years or so. I know it's not mine, but cannot remember where I read it (anyone??).
 
Old 10-28-2003, 07:00 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by druuna
Yep. Guilty, I'm a big Druuna fan :)
It's a bit chaotic but ummmmh, quite
exquisit drawing skills ... Paolo teaches
art somewhere in Italy, right?

As for the footer, I can't recall, either :}
/me is old ;)

Cheers,
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P.S.: I apologise for the OT!
 
  


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