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`date': Print or set system date and time ========================================= `date' with no arguments prints the current time and date, in the format of the `%c' directive (described below). Synopses: date [OPTION]... [+FORMAT] date [-u|--utc|--universal] [ MMDDHHMM[[CC]YY][.SS] ] If given an argument that starts with a `+', `date' prints the current time and date (or the time and date specified by the `--date' option, see below) in the format defined by that argument, which is the same as in the `strftime' function. Except for directives, which start with `%', characters in the format string are printed unchanged. The directives are described below. * Menu: * Time directives:: %[HIklMprsSTXzZ] * Date directives:: %[aAbBcdDhjmUwWxyY] * Literal directives:: %[%nt] * Padding:: Pad with zeroes, spaces (%_), or nothing (%-). * Setting the time:: Changing the system clock. * Options for date:: Instead of the current time. * Examples of date:: Examples.
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