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DATE(1)                               FSF                              DATE(1)

NAME
       date - print or set the system date and time

SYNOPSIS
       date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT]
       date [-u|--utc|--universal] [MMDDhhmm[[CC]YY][.ss]]

DESCRIPTION
       Display the current time in the given FORMAT, or set the system date.

       -d, --date=STRING
              display time described by STRING, not `now'

       -f, --file=DATEFILE
              like --date once for each line of DATEFILE

       -I, --iso-8601[=TIMESPEC] output an ISO-8601 compliant date/time
       string.
              TIMESPEC=`date' (or missing) for date only, `hours', `minutes',
              or `seconds' for date and time to the indicated precision.

       -r, --reference=FILE
              display the last modification time of FILE

       -R, --rfc-822
              output RFC-822 compliant date string

       -s, --set=STRING
              set time described by STRING

       -u, --utc, --universal
              print or set Coordinated Universal Time

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       FORMAT controls the output.  The only valid option for the second form
       specifies Coordinated Universal Time.  Interpreted sequences are:

       %%     a literal %

       %a     locale's abbreviated weekday name (Sun..Sat)

       %A     locale's full weekday name, variable length (Sunday..Saturday)

       %b     locale's abbreviated month name (Jan..Dec)

       %B     locale's full month name, variable length (January..December)

       %c     locale's date and time (Sat Nov 04 12:02:33 EST 1989)

       %d     day of month (01..31)

       %D     date (mm/dd/yy)

       %e     day of month, blank padded ( 1..31)

       %h     same as %b

       %H     hour (00..23)

       %I     hour (01..12)

       %j     day of year (001..366)

       %k     hour ( 0..23)

       %l     hour ( 1..12)

       %m     month (01..12)

       %M     minute (00..59)

       %n     a newline

       %p     locale's AM or PM

       %r     time, 12-hour (hh:mm:ss [AP]M)

       %s     seconds since `00:00:00 1970-01-01 UTC' (a GNU extension)

       %S     second (00..60)

       %t     a horizontal tab

       %T     time, 24-hour (hh:mm:ss)

       %U     week number of year with Sunday as first day of week (00..53)

       %V     week number of year with Monday as first day of week (01..53)

       %w     day of week (0..6);  0 represents Sunday

       %W     week number of year with Monday as first day of week (00..53)

       %x     locale's date representation (mm/dd/yy)

       %X     locale's time representation (%H:%M:%S)

       %y     last two digits of year (00..99)

       %Y     year (1970...)

       %z     RFC-822 style numeric timezone (-0500) (a nonstandard extension)

       %Z     time zone (e.g., EDT), or nothing if no time zone is
              determinable

       By default, date pads numeric fields with zeroes.  GNU date recognizes
       the following modifiers between `%' and a numeric directive.

              `-' (hyphen) do not pad the field `_' (underscore) pad the field
              with spaces

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-sh-utils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       The full documentation for date is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info and date programs are properly installed at your site, the
       command

              info date

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU sh-utils 2.0.11               April 2002                           DATE(1)

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