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Old 09-24-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question Changing the Time/Date format

...yep, new to Linux and I'd certainly appreciate any help I's on the matter of the time/date format...I'd like to change it from the present style (Sun, Sept 28 2008) to (Sun, 28 Sept 08). I presume this is going to be a shell command....
okay, I forgot to incl my Linux's Ubuntu 8.04...
Boy, oh boy, oh boy...have I got a pile of books in front of me...sigh...where-oh-where to plunge in...the man pages have helped a bit...oh, well, on we go....

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:31 AM   #2
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Actually, no... Just right-click on the clock and select 'Time and Date' from the menu, then select the 'Time and Date' tab in the window. Plenty of options, there.

Old 09-28-2008, 12:33 PM   #3
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Ok first you need to open : gconf-editor from terminal

Open apps -> panel -> applets and find the clock. you need to modify the custom_format key to the format you need (in strftime() format).

then edit the "format" key to : custom :P
that's about it

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Old 09-28-2008, 12:34 PM   #4
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being my first post i coulden't link anything. this is the formats you can use:


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