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wakeboarder3780 04-11-2006 10:46 AM

changing the time in slackware
After daylight savings time my clock went ahead two hours instead of one and i must set it back one. I realized i don't even know how to set the time in slackware :( I did some research and apparently you can do it with date command but i couldnt get the syntax right. I tried date %l and the respective number one less than the current hour, and apparently thats not correct. Any help?

IceChant 04-11-2006 01:34 PM


info date
in console you'll find all the information you need there.

wakeboarder3780 04-11-2006 02:18 PM

Well for anyone else who might be wondering what to do, you use the -set flag on date and then type in the corresponding time while logged in as su. The current time before changing was 2:14 in the afternoon, so i typed the following command while logged in as su.
date -set 13:14 which took care of it. Not sure what %l really is for but its not this. Thanks for the help.

Komakino 04-11-2006 02:30 PM

The alternative, as root is:

date MMDDhhmm

(Month Day Hour Minute)

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:51 PM.