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DATE(1)                     General Commands Manual                    DATE(1)



NAME
       date - print and set the date

SYNOPSIS
       date [ yymmddhhmm [ .ss ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       If  no argument is given, the current date and time are printed.  If an
       argument is given, the current date is set.  yy is the last two  digits
       of  the year; the first mm is the month number; dd is the day number in
       the month; hh is the hour number (24 hour system); the second mm is the
       minute number; .ss is optional and is the seconds.  For example:

              date 10080045

       sets the date to Oct 8, 12:45 AM.  The year, month and day may be omit-
       ted, the current values being the defaults.   The  system  operates  in
       GMT.   Date takes care of the conversion to and from local standard and
       daylight time.

FILES
       /usr/adm/wtmp to record time-setting

SEE ALSO
       utmp(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
       `No permission' if you aren't the super-user and you try to change  the
       date; `bad conversion' if the date set is syntactically incorrect.



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