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the "date" tag is used to classify questions about date/calendar/time manipulation, visualisation, conversion... on Unix-like systems.

The tag should be used for questions that are about handling calendar dates on Unix-like systems like for instance:

  • How to convert dates from different formats or calendars
  • How to do calculations on dates
  • The date-related utilities, in particular the date command and its variants like the GNU version. Or the dateutils series of commands.
  • The display, nationalisation of dates

Related tags:

  • : more appropriate for setting or synchronising the time on a system.
  • : more appropriate for discussing calendaring software.
  • : can be used in combination with to further qualify timezone-specific questions.
  • : for the network time protocol.
  • : for questions related to tag events with dates.
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