Date is a command line utility for printing or setting the date and time.

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how to add number of days to date's output?

I'd like something like: $ date --date="05/02/2012" "+2 days" would give me "4 may" as output.. how ?
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Is there a way to add some info about time/date to TTY prompt?

If you have a graphical display manager, you can notice date and time there, but I haven't seen such a thing when it comes to TTY. If I want to check the current time (or date) I have to log in. It's ...
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Linux ls wrong date format

I try to find why when I do the command ls or whatever ls -la the column format is wrong with date. It should be like that: -rw-r--r-- 1 johndoe johndoe 55 janv. 26 2011 not like that : ...
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Convert a date format

I have one problem with my date format. I want to change from one format to the other and vice verse. My date formats are: Format1 : 1/24/2014 Format2 : Jan 24 How can I do this?
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Why date +3 equals 3?

Yes, this is a minor issue, but I wonder why date +3 outputs 3 Other options like: date -3 raise an error.
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Timezone setting in Linux [closed]

I'm setting the timezone to GMT+6 on my Linux machine by copying the zoneinfo file to /etc/localtime, but the date command is still showing the time as UTCtime-6. Can any one explain to me this ...
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Display all the dates in week numbers in UNIX [closed]

I know the command to get the week number of a date is date +%W Output: 03 Now, is there a way of giving a week number it will display all the dates in that week? Or should I write a script? Eg: ...
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Specify consistent week boundaries using date

I need to run a certain program passing it the week boundaries. (I use CentOS release 6.4, so a bash/gnu date solution is fine). I tried this yesterday (on Monday): for ((w=1;w<=6;w++)) do ...
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Off by 1 year error in GNU date?

Right now, 2014-01-06, GNU date 8.4 on CentOS release 6.4, does this: $ date --date "last week" +"%Y-%V" 2013-01 On the other hand, $ date --date "last week" +"%Y-%U" 2013-52 which is just ...
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How to parse ISO8601 dates with linux date command

I'm trying to use the date command to generate a file timestamp that the date command itself can interpret. However, the date command does not seem to like its own output, and I am not sure how to ...
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how to subtract a constant value from a data file?

I want to subtract a constant number from my data to get new data file. For example, I want to subtract 10 from my data. data.txt Id a b c d e 1 1 2 3 4 5 2 2 3 4 5 6 ...
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Extract date from a variable in a different format

Let me explain you the problem $ date +%c -d "$d" Tue 31 Dec 2013 01:13:06 PM CET $ date +'Today is %F' -d "$d" Today is 2013-12-31 This solution corresponds to current date. But I have one ...
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UNIX: How to extract date from a variable storing a UNIX DATE [duplicate]

I am facing following issue: Input: F=`date +%Y%m%d` echo $F Output: F=20131231 But when trying this(File Name:A.sh): C=`date` G=`$C +%Y%m%d` echo $C echo $G Output: A.sh[6]: Tue: not ...
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Midnight Commander, using date in User menu

I would like to use MC (midnight commander) to compress the selected dir with date in its name, e.g: dirname_20131231.tar.gz The command in the User menu is : tar -czf dirname_`date ...
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How to delete 2 months back files in unix

Say I have below log files, AA_XX_20130719185428.log exec_xxx_cpb_20130712182453.log 13122013121327_AR_INC_DOBC_1.dprf.log 24122013_masterscript.LOG Date part contains both date and time. I want ...
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Day of week {0-7} in crontab has 8 options, but we have only 7 days in a week

Day-of-week: Allowed range 0 – 7. Sunday is either 0 or 7. I found this after Googling, my question is why should both values (0,7) correspond to Sunday?
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convert date format in log

I have a log with following date format: 2013-12-14 18:53:33 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 2013-12-14 18:53:33 bbbbbbbbb 2013-12-14 18:53:33 ccccccccccccccccccccc What would be the simplest solution to convert ...
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Searching a pattern in file names with number

I have a large number of files in a folder each with the date as the filename. For example 20130101 20130102 20130103 . . . 20130131 similarly for other months 20130201 to 20130230, the pattern is ...
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Why does TZ=UTC-8 produce dates that are UTC+8?

The current time in Los Angeles is 18:05. But when I run TZ=UTC-8 date --iso=ns, I get: 2013-12-07T10:05:37,788173835+0800 The date utility tells me that the time is 10:05, and even says that it's ...
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mutt: conditional date format in “index_format”

I have following value set for index_format in mutt: "%Z %{%Y %b %e %H:%M} %?X?(%X)& ? %-22.22F %.100s %> %5c " which displays date in the format as 2013 Dec 5 I was wondering whether ...
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What could be the use case of changing modified time of a file to the future?

I was reading through the man page of ls on UNIX, specifically OS X Mavericks. This got me intrigued: If the modification time of the file is more than 6 months in the past or future, then the ...
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get list of months using dseq from dateutils

how'd I get a listing of the months in the year (abbreviated) using dseq from dateutils? NOTE simply running: dseq 'jan' 'dec' -i '%b' -f '%b' returns a humongous list of months: piping the ...
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Create sub-directories and organize files by date from file name

I have been using the following script to organize my photos into "Date' Directories: for x in *.JPG; do d=$(date -r "$x" +%Y-%m-%d) mkdir -p "$d" mv -- "$x" "$d/" done This script works ...
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date doesn't accept its own output

What is the option for date to give output in a format acceptable to date --set ? I'm trying to remotely set the date, using the current computer clock of my workstation. ssh user@host sudo date ...
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who -b date format varies strangely

I run who -b to get the date of the last reboot. It returns 2013-10-29 14:55. Now ran by a daemon (I am sending this date to a server) it returns Oct 29 14:55. But some other times (before last reboot ...
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Convert Month Number to Month Name

is there a way to convert month number to name? example: 2013-10-22 will become Oct 22 I don't have the GNU date and my OS is AIX.
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Change System Time/Date

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE 4.10.4+ Here's what I get when I run date: user:~ > date Die Okt 29 15:47:54 UTC 2013 Where "Die Okt" indicates a German-language setting, which I don't ...
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date modifiers explained

Again, I found some interesting I don't understand in an info page, in info dateto be precisely: An optional modifier can follow the optional flag and width specification. The modifiers are: ...
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Next day of the user entered date - date +1 day

I am new to scripting I needed a script in the AIX environment to get the next days date based on the date entered by the user of the script. After hard time browsing for this I got a piece of code ...
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Batch file move to directory structure based on filename

I am writing a script to move files into directories based on the filename. Files have yyyyddmm-xxxxxxx.jpg name format. The desired directory structure is in the format 2013/01 Jan/31. I am unable ...
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Need to get the difference between two time in seconds

The following two variables contain the start time and the end time , need to get the difference between these two time in seconds start_time=06:07:25 end_time=07:02:08 Desired Output diff_time= ...
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Getting a date format with grep

I've looked at similar questions and tried most suggestions, but none of them got me anywhere, even though i have a fairly simple task I think :S. I'm fairly new to this whole thing, so I've run out ...
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Bash-script. Shift seconds

Maybe somebody can help me. In bash I don't know how to do that. I need to do a bash-script. At stdin I have .srt file of subtitles in this format: num HH:MM:SS,SSS --> HH:MM:SS,SSS text line 1 ...
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How to append date to backup file

I need to make a backup of a file, and I would like to have a timestamp as part of the name to make it easier to differentiate. How would you inject the current date into a copy command? ...
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Convert Unix timestamp into human-readable format on AIX

I need to convert unix timestamp (number of seconds since 1970, e.g. 1381260225 is Tue Oct 8 19:23:45 GMT 2013) into a standard human-readable format. I could get some answers by googling but those ...
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make ls display current date and time

I'm new to Linux and I'd like ls to display current date and time as a side effect every time I use ls. How do I go about changing what a command does?
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Sleep until next occurrence of specific time

I need a series of commands or a single command that sleeps until the next occurrence of a specific time like "4:00" occurs. How would I do that? The at command or a cronjob is not a option because ...
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Any better method than this for sorting files by their creation date?

I needed to display a list of directories sorted by their creation date and I came up with this code snippet that I thought was kind of clever. Is there a more obvious way to do this that I'm missing? ...
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Subtracting dates in unix

Is there a way in unix to subtract a month or at least 30 days from a specific date? The date is to be inputted by the user. Example: 2012-11-19 - 1 month = 2013-10-19 This one doesn't work: date ...
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How to print dates between two different dates [duplicate]

I want to print dates between 2 different dates (i.e. start date and two dates) If start date is 2013-09-05 and end date is 2013-09-10, then I want result as 2013-09-05 2013-09-06 2013-09-07 ...
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What is the recommended way to synchronize time using NTP?

This question has come up a number of times in a localized way, this question is meant to provide the preferred/best method for synchronizing a system's clock using NTP. The solution should handle ...
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How to force the time and date settings to refresh from the internet?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS under vmWare. When I restart a suspended image, the system clock doesn't detect that the system time is out of date. In the Time and Date settings dialog, I've selected ...
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Unix last password change date

My understanding is that the last change date(in /etc/shadow) is the number of days since 01/01/1970 that the password was changed, but I'm seeing numbers like 19708 which translate to 17/12/2023 ...
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How to set and read time w/o language barrier in linux?

Currently when you run the command date the output is Wed Sep 18 07:23:28 EDT 2013 and if you want to change the date you'd have to run date -s "18 SEP 2013 07:15:00" if you try to change ...
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If you want to get a future date, why can't you just get the current date and use sed/awk/etc?

I've just looked at this question. The first answer states how to get a future date directly from the date command. Why couldn't you just use text manipulation to increment the date? Basically: date ...
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How to convert from one date format to other format?

I have one problem with my date format. I want to change from one format to the other and vice versa. My date formats are Format 1 YYYY-MM-DD Format 2 MM/DD/YYYY I want to change format 1 to ...
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How do I recursively set the date created attribute to the date modified attribute on NTFS-3G?

In my first question, I asked how to get the "Date created" field in NTFS-3G. Now, that I know I can get the "Date created", I have started adding files onto my NTFS-3G partition and would like to set ...
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Transform list of files (with date) into list of dates

I have a directory where I store backups. The are in the format Complete Backup YYYY-MM-DD hh-mm-ss.tar.bz2 I have found out that you can feed a date into the date command using date --date="YY-MM-DD ...
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how to create a data file with a column of date from day1 to dayN?

I was wondering if I could generate a hourly or daily time step date in a column starting from some year in the past to some day in the near past or today. to be more clear, I want to create one ...
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How to get a previous date using a reference to a file with the date command?

I'm trying to get Previous date of reference file. What I've tried : [rahul@testsrv]$ date +%F -r /tmp/ftpbkp.log 2013-08-27 [rahul@testsrv]$ date +%F -r /tmp/ftpbkp.log -d "1 day ago" date: the ...