Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How to return time and date in Linux terminal ?

while I was scheduling a script on a server using SSH, I realized every server has its own time zone, that might be different with my time .

Easy way to get time and ate in Linux terminal just enter date :
like this :
root@server [~]# date
Wed Oct 10 19:36:54 CDT 2012
if you want universal time and date:
# date -u
Thu Oct 11 00:39:56 UTC 2012
to get only time  and not date :
# date +"%T"
19:45:23

There are more options like getting the number of the week in the year
# date +"%W"
41
%H for hour
%m for minute
# date +"%H %m"
19 10
# date +"%H:%m"
19:10


For the full list of options read the manual page
man date
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