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

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Can setting random date cause problems under a UNIX desktop? [on hold]

If we write a script that sets the date on a UNIX Desktop (so Linux, BSD) to a random one, example: in every minute, a new date is set: 1983.03.12 15h:17; 2039.04.01. 03:17, etc. Q: What problem ...
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Simple method to find the number of seconds between two (non-standard) date formats?

I have a program which outputs dates in the following form: Thu Mar 5 09:15:27 2015 This is very close to the output of date in Linux, but this format does not include time zone. Assuming I can ...
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Calculate date difference between Last modified date of a file and NOW using shell script

I am trying to calculate the time elapsed since the log file was last updated. I guess following commands will be used lastUpdate=$(date -r myLogFile.log) now=$(date) How can I subtract them and ...
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Get first day of the month

I need to get the first day of the month in this format "%y%m%d" or 150301 I can get the current day in this format: date +"%y%m%d" But the first day of the month is a lot trickier. Any thoughts? ...
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shell command to know computer manufacturing date [closed]

as object, I would like to know when a computer was built and also last OS installation date
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tail-ing a filename that is a date [duplicate]

I am creating a logfile from kermit named the current date (which is in the format of DD MMM YYYY - which can not be changed AFAIK), and using the file name as today's date. I then have a Bash script ...
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How can I have `date` output the time from a different timezone?

I have a server running with the timezone set to UTC. It seemed like that was generally a good practice (please correct me if I'm wrong). Anyhow, one of the servers I connect to, in order to scp ...
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Highlight the current date in cal

I would like to highlight today's date in the output of the cal command. What is the best way? This is what I have so far: cal -m | grep -C6 --color "$(date +%e)" but it doesn't work for all cases ...
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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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How to get previous year and previous month in solaris 8

How to get previous year and previous month in solaris 8? I have tried below command but none of them is correct: date +'%m' -d 'last month' date +'%Y' -d 'last year'
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Quickly calculate date differences

I often want to make some quick date calculations, such as: What is the difference between these two dates? What is the date n weeks after this other date? I usually open a calendar and count the ...
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timedatectl not persisting time when set manually

Configuration before any attempts to modify it as per timedatectl: Then, I set the time manually timedatectl --adjust-system-clock set-time "2010-04-20 04:30:50": Nice, works! Now, I rerun ...
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Date in milliseconds on OpenWRT on Arduino YUN

I am using OpenWRT on the Arduino YUN and I am trying to get the exact date in milliseconds (DD/MM/YYYY h:min:sec:ms) by getting the time by an timeserver. Unfortunately date +%N just returns %N, but ...
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Replace date with current date

I have a file abc.fil whose content is in the format yyyymmdd.xyz.doc. I want to cat that file abc.fil such that I get the output as 20150127.xyz.doc. Can any one please help me to resolve this ...
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Get all the records from a file with Date collumn less than a month

Input file ID,Name,join_date 21433432,rds,2014_02_01 2131321,ABCDS,2014-10-20 2432745314,ASRER, 2015-01-20 2132432423,safdsad, 2015-12-30 Need two files created one for records with the date column ...
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Get modification date that can be used with touch -m

I need to get the modification date of a file so that I can set it on other files using touch -m. stat or perl -le 'print((stat shift)[9])' Didn't return what I wanted. I think that you are supposed ...
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Bash script, ask for user input, to change a directory, sub directorys, and file's mtime atime linux recursively

Using GNU bash, version 4.3.11(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) I am a bash scripting novice, not sure where to begin except at shebang #!. The following command. touch -a -m -t 201501010000.00 ...
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How to represent date format in '2015120' in Linux shell?

My colleague is generating log files with a preceding date format like 2015120, which represent January as 1 instead of 01. The usual way I'm using to deal with this kind of issue is using date ...
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Is there a way to adjust the formatting of the date/time in the GNOME 3 login screen and desktop?

I'm specifically looking to change the formatting in two places: On the desktop, the date/time reads "Sat 21:05". I would like it to read "23-Jul-11 21:05" or "23 Jul 11 21:05". In other words, I ...
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How to convert date format in file

Input file: Contains 3 columns with the 3rd column is date in DD-MMM-YYYY format sample data: 1232,abdc, 02-Jan-2014 4534,kdafh, 20-Feb-2014 364,asjhdk, 11-Jul-2012 required output: 1232,abdc, ...
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log file: only process entries older than “MMM DD HH:MM:SS”

I need to process my logfile /var/log/mylogs.log. I am only interested in the new entries, lets say, since Jul 20 15:00:00 but the log contains older entries as well. Is there any simple way, how I ...
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sort lines according to day

I have a text file in following format, and I need to sort the lines according to date. Is there some simple way to do it (preferably in bash) ? 2013-May-30 2 2013-May-21 10 2013-Jun-27 8 ...
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change non-zero padded hour and minute into 24hr time

I have data that I need to change before running it through the pandas library in python. It is currently in a format that stores midnight values as 2400 and that should be changed to 0000. The ...
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Create sub-directories and organize files by date

I have some directories of files copied from my security camera that I would like to organize into sub-directories by file date. So for example; -rwxrwxrwx 0 root root 4935241 Jul 19 2012 ...
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Equivalent of date --reference in Solaris

The GNU implementation of the date command has a nice feature to show the date of the last modification of a reference file. Then using the +FORMAT parameter it's easy to get the date in any format, ...
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calendar to check the date and then search 3 months back and add up the days of those months?

I want to use the cal comand or the date comand to displace the current day then I want it to displace 3 months before the current date then add up all the days in those 3 months up to the current ...
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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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How do I convert an epoch timestamp to a human readable format on the cli?

How do I convert an epoch timestamp to a human readable format on the cli? I think there's a way to do it with date but the syntax eludes me (other ways welcome).
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append time to log filenames

I want to make log_files named as log_Jan_01_hh:mm:ss, so the variable time-stamp is defined as date +"%b_%d_%T". Now if I set the value to a variable: setenv now `date +"%b_%d_%T"` Then $now ...
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How to append a date to all files in a directory without touching sub-directories via bash script

I'm currently taking a class for Operating Systems and we're learning to do bash scripts as part of the curriculum. I need to append the date to all the files in a directory without touching ...
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How do I put a time stamp with: wget --output-file=[FILENAME] [URL]

So I've been trying to put a timestamp on some images I'm downloading from a webcam, but so far it's been saving the images with the names camera3_date' here's my line that I enter: wget ...
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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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Get time for system default timezone

When logging in to remote machine X, by default, date will give the time in the local timezone: $ date Mon Nov 17 22:45:47 CET 2014 Note that TZ is not set: $ export | grep TZ $ So, I set TZ to ...
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Can't use argument in bash date calculation script

The following bash script won't work. I need to calculate the date depending on the number of days since 14th Oct 1582, where the argument will be the number of days. d="$1" date -d '14 Oct 1582 + ...
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Append same timestamp to multiple filenames

I have several files that I ftp each hour. The receiving system needs to have some sort of identifier that they came from the same batch, so I would like to append a timestamp to the filename. That ...
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Sort datetime string in 12-hour format

I have a log file with contents like this: 11-12-2014 - 03:03:59AM lat = 41.990516; lon = -93.430704<br> 11-12-2014 - 03:05:15AM lat = 41.001546; lon = -93.443352<br> 11-12-2014 - ...
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How to subtract two times in shell

I nee to subtract two lines which is in the format of time in shell. Th time format is hh:mm:ss I used the code below to get the time. cat /var/log/kern.log |grep usb |tail -2| awk '{print $3}' The ...
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Why can't my `date` deal with timezones? [duplicate]

I'm having some weird issues with GNU coreutils date v8.4 (CentOS) that aren't occurring in v8.21 (Ubuntu/Mint). On v8.4, I get the following output (I'm in PST): $ date --version | head -n 1 date ...
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Leap seconds and date

I've just discovered that Unix time does not include the leap seconds. I think it's quite surprising because doing that, it is slowly diverging from UTC... but that's not the point of my question. ...
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How to get proper format from date for the touch -A argument?

I would like to change all of the attribute times of some files to the immediate date. It appears that I would need to use touch -A * (more or less; realizing that I am going to use a more complex ...
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How to convert time from local timezone into Sydney timezone using korn shell?

I need to convert time from localtimezone (CET/CEST) to Sydney timezone (AEDT/AEST). I tried something like this: export date=$(date "+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S AEDT") date "+%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S %Z" -d "$date" ...
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How to enter date as an option in a bash command? [duplicate]

I want to enter the current date (ideally in the form YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm) as an option in a bash script: I tried /usr/local/bin/growlnotify -t "PMK" -m date but then the variable -m inserts the ...
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How to run commands on a variable containing a date?

I need to be able to take a date in the format of "MM/DD/YY" and change it back into the default date format (Fri Oct 31 17:23:07 CDT 2014). This is driving me crazy. The code below may look ...
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date command --iso-8601 option

This answer and comments mention --rfc-3339 and a "hidden" --iso-8601 option that I have used for a long time and now seems to be undocumented. When did that option documentation get removed from the ...
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How do I find a file with a name which depends on the current date (and a random component)?

I have to check a particular path every day and find the file with a name of the form: StaticData_Sets_yyyymmdd-232550.txt The date in the name after the string StaticData_Sets_ is updated every ...
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date command, going back one or two days. Seeing different flags

I'm writing a bash script that should run on OSX and Ubuntu. I'm not sure if this particular problem is due to an OS mismatch; more likely it's a difference in the date command on the two shells, ...
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Increment a date in a file

I have a file with single line of text inside.How can I modify its content without using the vi editor.Below is the example: PROCESS DATE =2014-08-01 I want to increment the "2014-08-01" by the ...
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Forcing an 'added' alias to every command

Is it possible to forcibly add a timing alias (for lack of a better way to phrase it) to every command in bash? For example, I would like to have a specific user who whenever a command is run, it is ...
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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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Trying to set date on a Linux based machine from another machine

I am running busy box on an embedded platform. I would like to set the date on the box properly each time I reboot the hardware. I have no way to save the time persistently, so am reduced to setting ...